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OPPORTUNITIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

A current list of local and international deadlines, announcements, opportunities, workshops and courses. Please check back because this page is updated regularly. If you would like to post open calls, opportunities or vacancies on this list please use the contact form to send us the details.

CALL FOR ENTRIES 25th International ACC Studio Program
Application deadline: Thursday, 1 November 2018

ACC Galerie Weimar e.V. Burgplatz 1+2 Weimar 99423 Germany
The ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar are happy to announce the theme for the 25th International Studio Program: “100 years of Bauhaus – on words and images and word-image art”. Artists from around the world are invited to apply to live and work in Weimar for four-month periods starting in February, June and October of 2019. Three artists will be chosen by a jury of art specialists meeting in November 2018. The completed application must be submitted by Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Open Call Light festival ‘WISH’
Deadline 12 November 2018
Museum Romeinse Katakomben Plenkerstraat 55 6301 GL Valkenburg aan de Geul
OPEN CALL for the third edition of the light exhibition ‘WISH’ at the underground Museum Romeinse Katakomben the Netherlands. The event will take place in the mystical underground corridors and crypts of the museum.

Artist in Residence Onassis AiR
Deadline 26 November 2018
Onassis Foundation, 107 Syngrou Avenue, 11745 Athens
ONASSIS AiR (Artists-in-Residence) is a year-round program, located in the urban centre of Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process, towards a less product-obsessed arts ecosystem. The (inter)national artistic research and residency program in Athens (Greece) is being born in 2019 and is established by the Onassis Foundation. Onassis AiR will support: Greek and international artists, curators, and thinkers working in time-based artistic disciplines, who wish to deepen, reconsider, or transform their practice or methodology.

Make it Happen: London Borough of Culture 2019 Fellowship Funding
Deadline 26 November 2018
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019
Waltham Forest has opened applications for the London Borough of Culture Fellowship Funding scheme, which will offer grants to support ambitious cultural activity and projects to be delivered across the borough during 2019. The Fellowship Funding scheme will invest over £500,000 in artists and organisations, and will be just one of the ways that local organisations can get involved and be part of the programme. There will be two rounds of funding to apply for. The first, which opens at on the afternoon of Monday 10 September, invites applications for ‘Make it Happen’ cultural activity grants and ‘Make it Work’ space improvement grants.

FILE Festival 2019 Open Call
Deadline 30 November 2018
FILE Festival Centro Cultural FIESP. Av. Paulista, 1313 Bela Vista, Sao Paulo
Since year 2000, FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in Sao Paulo, in addition to participations in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America. For 2019, artists and researchers can submit their works in the main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language, Electronic Sonority and FILE Led Show. FILE Led Show consists of a public art show in the large Led panel located on the Fiesp building’s facade, at Paulista Avenue, 1313. FILE Led Show gets interactive and non-interactive proposals to be presented at the Digital Art Gallery.

Call for Stories: Near-Future Fictions 2019
Deadline 2 December 2018
Virtual Futures’ Near-Future Fictions series returns in 2019 to continue its mission to reassert the significance of science fiction as a tool for criticising, interrogating, and navigating possible tomorrows. Our aim is to promote stories that think critically about the sorts of technological developments that are just over horizon, and provide a unique perspective on contemporary concerns related to the perceived trajectory of scientific innovation. We ask authors to consider how technological developments may influence the reproductive process, behaviour related to it, or the products of it. Authors may approach topics of courtship, contraceptives, conception, childbirth, or anything in between.

Artist in Residence European Media Art Platform
Deadline 3 December 2018
Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V. EMARE, Schleifweg 6, D-06114 Halle
The new European Media Art Platform offers residencies for media artists in the fields of digital media including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video as well as robotics or bio-art. Artists with an EU passport can apply for a two-months residency within April and August 2019 (exact timing has to be negotiated with the host) at one of the following institutions. EMARE includes a grant of 3.000,- Euros, project budget of 4.000,- Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500,- Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members’ festivals in 2019-2021. All selected artists will be invited for a networking kick-off conference 1st to 3rd of March in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Bauhaus Artist in Residence open call
Deadline 7 December 2018
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019
The Residency will investigate how Bauhaus ideology and the role of the contemporary artist/designer can address the challenges and changes brought about by rapid urbanization and climate change in the 21st Century. The Residency will be split between Walthamstow Wetlands (roughly 2 days per week) and William Morris Gallery (roughly 1 day per week) from June 2019 – November 2019.

OPEN CALL: Remember Me. Digital Artist Residency
Deadline 9 December 2018
Ideas of ‘memory’ in the post-digital age complexify with notions of digital storage and biological memory being intertwined. The fragility and power of all these (non)biological ecologies bring a variety of curious features which comprise our digital selves. Remember Me aims to explore issues of memory, loss and digital materiality. DAR is looking for participating artist for a 2-month digital residency in February and March 2019 followed by an exhibition of the works produced in March 2019 at Gallery 8, Oxford. We are interested in projects that deal with interactions between digital, online spaces and/or their physical materiality. Artists would need to communicate clearly how these works would be appropriate for DAR’s online context AND form part of a physical group show.

III International Bad Video Art Festival Open Call
Deadline 15 December 2018
International Bad Video Art Festival
We are looking for videos which are at the intersection of bad art, bad painting and bad cinema. We propose to study extreme forms of video art and single out certain video art works as bad videos or “B-videos”. Join us if you are interested in the issues of quality and boundaries of art, or just love video art. Open to artists worldwide.

Cleveland Institute of Art 2019 Summer Teacher Residency
Deadline 1 March 2019
Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
A ten day residency for current art educators, designed to refresh and reinvigorate their studio practice. The 2019 residency will be open to educators interested in several disciplines, divided into two courses exploring the areas of 2D processes, including drawing, painting and printmaking and contemporary craft, including ceramics, glass and jewelry and metals.

Call For Exhibition Proposals / ROOM 6.4 Artists and Mental Health
Deadline: 31 March 2019
hARTslane, 3 Hart’s Lane, London SE14 5QF
Is mental health a problem or a gift? One in four adults lives with a mental health condition yet this illness often remains shrouded. hARTslane is offering a platform to examine mental health through the experience of artists and their work, to raise awareness and to advocate for the arts as a tool to wellbeing. With an aim to break down barriers and to provide affordable and accessible opportunities to produce, exhibit and inspire, hARTslane has introduced ROOM 6.0, an ongoing submission platform, inviting artists, curators and creative practitioners to contribute with an exhibition or art event, regardless of experience level, curriculum or background. The topic can be addressed through collaborative and site specific projects, exhibitions, workshops, talks and screenings. Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions and projects.

Open Call: Artists At Risk
Rolling deadline
AR-Residencies enable art-practitioners to take a “breather” from their home country, or to use the programme as a “stepping stone” to re-orient their professional lives. Art practitioners at risk of grievous suppression of freedom of expression, persecution or politically motivated threats to their basic freedoms may apply. We accept urgent applications at any time. AR welcomes applications from all over the world. The call is available in English, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish and French. We will make every effort to find translation for eligible applicants. Submissions are possible in all major languages. Nevertheless, for reasons of cost and speed, we strongly prefer English. AR-Safe Haven Residencies usually include an apartment or studio, a monthly living grant, travel, visa and insurance costs and a limited budget for a production and legal costs. Each residency offers different conditions. Some residencies can support families.

Lodgers Sought: m2 Gallery
Rolling Deadline
m2 Gallery 2c Kings Grove London SE15 2NB
We have cute beach huts in Peckham as Residential Accommodation to let to tidy “Creatives”. As part of the extended reach of the m2 Gallery we have been having “creatives” staying in the building behind the gallery. We are currently looking for new residents that would like to live for a while in this unique environment. If you know of anyone or institutions that would be interested (We have had two ceramic artists from the V&A’s residency for six months recently) please do get in touch. Ken Taylor & Julia Manheim www.m2gallery.com

Pollock-Kasner Foundation Grant
Rolling deadline
Pollock-Krasner Foundation 863 Park Avenue New York, NY 10075
Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency. Artists can apply to The Pollock-Krasner Foundation by submitting an online application. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered.

Exhibitions at Lewisham Arthouse Gallery
Rolling deadline
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
The Arthouse Gallery runs a selected programme of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. If you are a curator or an artist with an idea for an exhibition we’d like to hear from you. Details of how to submit a proposal are on the website.

Open-submission: Big Screen Southend
Rolling deadline
Focal Point Gallery, Elmer Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
Big Screen Southend is a purpose-built display screen designed for the presentation of artist commissions, live transmissions, and short and feature films relative to the cultural context of Southend, South Essex and further afield. Big Screen accepts artist submissions on an on-going basis to be considered for future public programmes. Located at the centre of Elmer Square, the screen is a hundred yards from Southend Central Station (trains every fifteen minutes from London Fenchurch Street. Journey time fifty minutes). Big Screen is a partnership project between Focal Point Gallery, University of Essex, South Essex College and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Open Call for Interfaces Monthly
Rolling deadline
Interfaces Monthly is a get-together for people working at the junction of art and technology, organised by the Barbican and The Trampery. A monthly platform for ideas and exchange, each event includes selected artworks, presentations and discussions in an informal social setting with a low-priced bar. We can provide: Venue, Promotion, Network, Introductions & connections to partners, Some technical & logistical support. We accept proposals on any form of work engaging with both art and technology, ranging from performance to VR. If you’d like to present at an Interfaces Monthly, fill in your details below – we have a rolling deadline for future sessions and would love to hear from you.

ARC Getaways
Rolling deadline
ARC Stockton Arts Centre offers performance based artists or companies free accommodation and workspace for one week. ARC Getaways can be used for research and development processes, rehearsals, writing or thinking time. There are no requirements to share work, although artists are welcome to host a sharing if that’s useful. They ask for half an hour on the first day for an informal meeting with ARC staff. ARC Getaways are available for performance based artists and companies whose work or practice is aligned with ARC’s overall artistic policy or to their Cultural Shift artistic policy. There is no set deadline, ARC Getaways are available on a rolling basis subject to availability.

La Wayaka Current Artist Residencies
Rolling deadline
La Wayaka Current 71-75 Shelton Street London WC2H 9JQ
La Wayaka Current is an artist-led initiative developing site-responsive projects at remote natural environments across the planet. They lead expeditions for artists + other creative participants to develop projects in vast Tropic, Arctic and Desert environments at co-ordinates 08°N, 78°N + 23°S. They develop programs with local communities, connecting to indigenous and ecological knowledge. Artists can learn about and live with different communities alongside precious natural environments that are currently being threatened by climate change and high consumption lifestyles worldwide. Artists will respond in whichever ways they choose, working in localised, sustainable communities to experiment, learn and inspire change for the future. Artists will exhibit work made on the residency at a venue in London. Artist fees are $1300 USD for a program of 21 days including food, water, accommodation and workspace, LWC offer advice and letter of support for artists who seek funding.

OCTOBER 2018

Gasworks Participatory Artists’ Residency Programme: Connecting Communities
Application Deadline: Monday 8th October, 10am

Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks is seeking to appoint an artist whose practice is concerned with the advancement of participation within a contemporary art environment. The candidate must be committed to engaging with the local migrant community around the Lambeth and Southwark area, and will deliver a diverse range of regular participatory educational activities in a creative and enjoyable way throughout the 8 months of the residency. The artist will be expected to programme a series of 10 events, workshops, or other interactive activities aimed at migrant community groups. The programme should incorporate the artist’s own practice as a means of developing a cohesive project with an overall output at the end of the residency. Outputs could be in the form of a publication, film, exhibition or performance.

Apexart Open Call Exhibitions: Proposals for exhibitions in NYC
Application deadline: 31 October 2018 for program season 2019-20
Apexart, 291 Church St, New York, NY 10013
The opportunity to organize an exhibition. No topics off limits, no ideas too controversial as long as they are not illegal and are selected by our international jury. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, background, or location can apply. 500-word proposals should describe a focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibition. Submissions also require a list of three potential artists, though this list will not be shown to the jury, and is not included in the 500-word limit. Proposals for exhibitions in NYC are accepted 31 October 2018 for program season 2019-20. Each organizer must work within apexart’s budget to cover expenses. The organizer receives a $2,000 honorarium for coordinating the project and writing the exhibition brochure essay. apexart covers costs for approved insurance, advertising, publicity, documentation, the design, printing, and mailing of the brochure, and the local opening reception. apexart oversees and handles most of the exhibition logistics, including loan agreements and shipping. The apexart team works closely with guest organizers to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Open Call: Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice Bursary
DEADLINE Monday, 3 September 2018
Deptford Lounge 9 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ
The Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice Bursary is a fee-waiver awarded to one applicant who will benefit most from participating in the course, regardless of previous experience, background or education. The course runs from 8 Oct to 3 Dec 2018, on Monday evenings for 9 weeks with off-site visits on Saturday, 27 October 2018. Every application will be judged on its own terms, there are no academic or professional entry requirements. Applications are open to anyone over the age of 18. Please note that the bursary covers the course fees only and has no provision for additional financial support. For more information and to apply, please visit the website.

Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Studio Award Scheme
Deadline: 9 September 2018, 12 midnight

Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD
Continuing our commitment to support emerging artists, we are very pleased to announce the 9th round of our Graduate Studio Award Scheme and invite all recent London-based (or those relocating) graduate visual artists to apply. The award offers recent graduates a fantastic, free opportunity to continue developing their practice in a 200ft studio based within our artist-led cooperative. The scheme encourages the selected artist to utilise our facilities, participate in and draw on our lively community to produce and present new work. Towards the end of the scheme, the awardee will be invited to share the outcomes of the residency in a form of their choosing (past awardees have hosted events, presented exhibitions, symposium and even organised gigs).

Research Associate, Radical Press
Closing date 9 September 2018

University of the West of England, Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY
The Film and Journalism Department is seeking to appoint a Research Associate on a part time (working 0.2 FTE), fixed term basis for 5 months. This is a chance to play a key role an exciting research project involving the journalism and history departments at the University of the West of England. Working closely with senior academics you will investigate the regional radical press between 1968 and 1988. You will find archives, identify and interview key players, create databases and liaise with other researchers and organisations. The information you gather will be used to support further research and funding bids as well as developing your research profile. This role, in an under-researched area crossing journalism, politics and history, requires a mix of skills and a self-starter but has the potential to be very rewarding both personally and professionally.

Open Call: Affect & Social Media#4: Notifications from the Technological Nonconscious
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 September 2018

University Square Stratford Campus, 1 Salway Pl, London E15 1NF
To mark the publication of the first Affect and Social Media book (Rowman and Littlefield, July 2018) we are very pleased to announce a call for presentations for a special A&SM#4 one day (free registration) conference. We welcome 250 word abstracts for 15min presentations from scholars working across disciplinary borders, theories, concepts and methodologies (arts & humanities, social sciences, psychology, computer and data science etc.). We especially welcome contributions from postgraduate students and early career researchers. Abstracts should ideally respond creatively (and flexibly) to one of the six conference themes: Unthinking, Addicting, Feeling, Sleeping, Dreaming, Trumping.

Deadline Monday 24 September 2018, 5pm
Matt’s Gallery, 92 Webster Road, London SE16 4DF

The Stanley Picker Traineeship, now in its 10th year, is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate or postgraduate to gain valuable professional development experience, working as part of a gallery team. The traineeship is offered on a part-time basis for 6 months (two consecutive days per week). A bursary of £2,500 will be paid over the course of the placement. Matt’s Gallery is a contemporary non-profit art gallery, established 38 years ago in East London. During this time, Matt’s Gallery has been an independent and influential force in the visual arts sector, championing the careers of artists such as Mike Nelson, Nathaniel Mellors, Lindsay Seers, Richard Wilson, Benedict Drew, Willie Doherty, Jimmie Durham and Susan Hiller.

AUGUST 2018

South London Gallery Post-Graduate Residency 2018/2019
Application deadline Monday 6 August 2018, 12pm

South London Gallery 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH
The South London Gallery Post-Graduate Residency is an open submission six month residency opportunity available to artists completing an MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or an equivalent programme of study (including alternative, peer organised and non-accredited programmes) from an institution, collective or art school in the UK between October 2017 and October 2018. The residency enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for a recent graduate to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.

The Three Dimensional Page
14–17 August 2018, 10:30-16:30
Flat Time House 210 Bellenden Road London SE15 4BW
A four-day experimental writing workshop by X-Publishing School. The Three Dimensional Page workshops consider multi-dimensional sites for writing through discussion and practice-based writing and production workshops. Each day is taught by a new practitioner who has created a workshop that encourages the author to be a producer, developing their writing from the page, to a site, to performance and installation, to digital platforms and networks. We are looking for 10 artists and writers who want to create texts that can be translated and tested across multiple formats and sites. The cost of the 4-day workshop is £100 (£25 per workshop). The workshops take place in the studio home of artist John Latham (1921-2006). X-Publishing School offers roaming independent classes that teach ideas and skills for innovative and experimental publishing, across various sites and locations. Future classes include: Teaching + Learning at the London Art Book Fair, and Original Risographies at the London Centre for Book Arts.

Open call: Conditions 2018-19 one-year studio programme
Deadline 15 August 2018

Conditions, 89 Gloucester Road, Croydon CR0 2DN
Conditions is a one-year studio programme for 12 artists each year. It will give 24/7 access to studio space and structured critical conversations to develop each artist’s work, as well as encouraging collaboration and collective work on exhibitions and events. Conditions will offer participating artists a programme of talks, teaching and workshops from a wide range of Associates comprising artists, writers, musicians, performers, curators and educators. It is aimed at addressing the increasing cost of both studio space and education for artists in London, by providing an alternative model. Conditions will examine art education and art production and think toward new conditions. The programme is focused around a number of loose themes. The cost is £230 per month for 12 months = £2760 per person for the year. Conditions is co-founded by artist and educator Matthew Noel-Tod and artist David Panos. It is led by Matthew Noel-Tod, whose work in art education includes previously running the Moving Image degree at University of Brighton.

Open Call: Parliament of Schools 2019
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau
A testing ground for alternative approaches to design education: 20–24 March 2019 . What would a Bauhaus School look like today? How would such a school approach designing our lived environment in a global society? What kinds of experiments would it pursue? How would it organise communal living and learning? And how could the campus microcosm serve to plant the seed for a politics of socially conscious design? The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is commemorating the Centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus with a series of festivals that engage with the school’s heritage. New and alternative models of design pedagogy will meet in a temporary school, forming a testing ground for transcultural pedagogical experiments. We invite international experimental schools, initiatives, spaces of learning and temporary campuses currently developing design pedagogies beyond the dominant educational and epistemological canons, thus exploring alternatives to existing hierarchies and inequalities of access to knowledge and education. We want to discuss the politics and institutions, forms and spaces of socially responsible design for the everyday and allow these ideas to materialize on site. To apply please include a project outline, a brief description of your “school” and its founders together with a clear relationship to the historical Bauhaus and/or the Bauhaus Building. The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will cover travel, accommodation, and production costs for the selected applicants.

La Wayaka Current Artist Residencies
Deadline: 17 August 2018

La Wayaka Current 71-75 Shelton Street London WC2H 9JQ
La Wayaka Current is an artist-led initiative developing site-responsive projects at remote natural environments across the planet. They lead expeditions for artists + other creative participants to develop projects in vast Tropic, Arctic and Desert environments at co-ordinates 08°N, 78°N + 23°S. They develop programs with local communities, connecting to indigenous and ecological knowledge. Artists can learn about and live with different communities alongside precious natural environments that are currently being threatened by climate change and high consumption lifestyles worldwide. Artists will respond in whichever ways they choose, working in localised, sustainable communities to experiment, learn and inspire change for the future. Artists will exhibit work made on the residency at a venue in London. Artist fees are $1300 USD for a program of 21 days including food, water, accommodation and workspace, LWC offer advice and letter of support for artists who seek funding.

Lewisham Arthouse Studios Available from 1 October 2018
Deadline to apply: 31 August 2018, 6pm

Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD
2 Studios available from 31 October 2018. Studio F4 – permanent space 172sqft £93.20/month available from 1 Oct. Studio F15 – 9 month sublet 173sqft £93.60 available from 1 Dec. Both studios are partitioned spaces on the first floor with natural light from the glass ceiling and accessed by a staircase. Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview. Application procedure:
*A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity
*A statement (no more than 350 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you.
* CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
* up to ten images or for time-based work (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes).
* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).
* We will accept hard copy or email applications.
If you are interested in taking up this studio and becoming a member of the Arthouse please go to our website for more information about our organisation.

JULY 2018

Reclaiming the Curatorial 2018
10 – 13 July 2018

Cubitt Gallery and Studios, 8 Angel Mews, London N1 9HH
An intensive, practical course for individuals interested in developing self-organised platforms for curating and presenting contemporary visual art practice and activism. Based at Cubitt Gallery and Studios, an artist-led organisation renowned for its Curatorial Fellowship, this summertime school will consist of workshops and seminars led by invited artists & curators, alongside visits to some of London’s inspiring peer-led and self-initiated projects. In the past ten years curating courses have tended to focus on institutional contexts, whilst a rich activity of practices led by artists and organisers has been producing exhibitions, setting up spaces, and experimenting with new collaborative working methods. The visual arts are also facing significant financial challenges, and urgently need new models for producing and sharing contemporary practice. Reclaiming the Curatorial offers a small group of participants the chance to take part in a focused study.

Open Call Art Licks Weekend: Peripheries
Deadline to apply: Monday 16 July 2018, 10am

Launch: Thursday 4 October, 6-9pm | Open daily, 5 – 7 October 2018
For 2018, the Art Licks Weekend takes on the title Peripheries, to explore how participating projects actively situate themselves on the edges of the art market and its structure as a way of establishing alternative creative working systems and new possibilities of access. The effects of increased economic pressure have become more apparent as small galleries have closed, funding opportunities shrunk, and artists moved to other cities to balance studio and living costs. What is the alternative?, has become an ever-more urgent question. As an alternative to competitive object-based narratives, Art Licks Weekend: Peripheries supports the development of immaterial practices and projects, with a focus on care and exchange. Projects from regional cities can apply for 2018. Art Licks will organise a series of events for participants in the lead-up to October, to give time and space for those taking part to discuss shared concerns and methods, and to build on the support structure that the festival model creates.

OPEN CALL FOR ‘DEEP TRASH Escoria’
DEADLINE: MONDAY 16 JULY 2018
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
CUNTemporary is accepting proposals for a new episode of ‘Deep Trash’, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night. We accept performances, videos, photographs, installations and written contributions to be shown at ‘DEEP TRASH Escoria’ on 22 Sep 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club . We are calling for manifestations of queer, feminist, Black, Latinx, Chicanx, indigenous, diasporic or situated lived experiences within the worldwide Spanish-speaking contexts, and of other realities contained within them. The event aims to showcase emergent or recent discourses around sexuality, gender and ‘race’ within Spanish-speaking territories and autonomous communities. Performances will be awarded with a flat fee, which should include travel costs. The fee ranges from £70-£150 depending on the overall project budget and number of people involved. We cover the costs of printing your artworks and we can have a modest budget for installation work. If your participation requires a specific type of reimbursement, please include that in your application.

Open Call Deptford X Festival 2018
Fringe submissions close: 22 July 2018
Deptford X, 9 Brookmill Road, London SE8 4HL
Each year Deptford X extends an open call to artists, groups and curators to contribute to the forthcoming festival through exhibitions, performances, screenings, open studios and other events. There’s no selection process as such – everyone is welcome – and there are no fees to pay. If your project meets our criteria and you can give us the necessary information, you’re in! Each year we hold Fringe Socials at which you can ask questions, give us feedback, identify potential venues and meet other Fringe participants. All Fringe projects must take place between 21 and 30 September 2018 and be presented within a kilometre of Deptford’s main train station. 12 mini-bursaries are available for Fringe projects, each worth £100. Please ensure you have your venue secured before you apply for the Fringe. If you are venue in Deptford and you would like to offer your space to a fringe artist please email admin@deptfordx.org.

Call for submissions: OUTPOST Members’ Show 2018
Deadline 22 July 2018, 11:59pm
OUTPOST, 10B Wensum St, Norwich NR3 1HR
OUTPOST Members’ Show 2018 Selected by THE WHITE PUBE 28 September – 4 November 2018. You must be a current OUTPOST member to submit and be considered. OUTPOST operates a Membership scheme which is open to anyone to join. Membership costs £20 per year or a day’s invigilation can be provided in lieu of payment. Members are encouraged to submit material to the members’ archive, and to be considered for various artists opportunities. The membership provides a critical network for a community in and beyond Norwich, who in turn create a diverse, informed, and engaged gallery audience. The gallery is run by a Steering Committee of up to eight members, with a limit of two years service.

Axisweb 48 Hour Micro Residency: Call for Applications
Application deadline 27 July 2018, 5pm
Unit 1, St Mark’s Place, Newark NG24 1XS
13 Noth Burns, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH13 3TF
We’re offering an Axisweb member £250 to take part in our 48 hour Micro Residency. To reflect Axisweb’s temporary occupation of ex-commercial properties we’re looking for artists that can turn a short time frame into an advantage. Is your practice process-driven? Would it benefit from a time-based challenge or intense period of experimentation? The chosen applicant will spend 48 hours at one of our Vacant Space properties developing their artistic research.
Results of the residency will remain exhibited for a month in the space of the property once the 48 hours draws to an end. Documentation of artworks and the process will be promoted online and shared amongst our network of art professionals. Applicants should submit a short proposal detailing their project idea (up to 250 words) the address of the property they would like to use and a link to a portfolio of existing work.

JUNE 2018

Ceramics Residency, Victoria and Albert Museum
Application deadline: 4 June 2018
Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington, London SW7 2HB
The V&A is inviting applications from UK-based studio ceramicists who wish to develop their practice by working with the V&A’s collections and developing public engagement activities. Applicants must have significant experience in professional practice (minimum 5 years) and be able to demonstrate ongoing development in their practice through a track record of innovation and the regular exhibition of new work. The Residency will be based at the V&A over nine months from Oct 2018 to Jun 2019. The V&A provides a £12,000 fee and a purpose-built studio. They will consider applications from small collectives and individual practitioners.

Open Call: Stanley Picker Fellowships Design & Fine Art 2018
Application deadline: Monday 18 June 2018, Midday (GMT)
Kingston University, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE
The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2018. Each Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within Kingston School of Art and the wider University departments, to support a practice-based, innovative research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.

Transnational Art Practices and Online Networks in the 21st Century PhD Scholarship 2018-2021
Application deadline: 20 June 2018
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall St, London SE11 5RH
This is a three-year, EU/UK only funded, full-time PhD scholarship. Collaborating partners: Gasworks, CSNI (The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image) and RCA (Royal College of Art). The selected candidate will undertake a three-year research project, with either a practice-based or discursive-based methodology, involving situated practice at Gasworks, leading to the submission of a thesis/portfolio submission in 2021. This doctoral research post will consider how artists and curators in art residency programmes are engaging with and being shaped by 21st century global conditions of mobility and communication, by asking how artistic and curatorial practices are interacting with new online networked practices to create transnational networks of global association and diverse collectivities. Centrally the research is keen to explore the potential of new relationships opened up by online art and curatorial practices as well as the deployment of online communication in International partnerships.

Peer Forum at Camden Arts Centre
Deadline: Monday 25 June 2018, 10am
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG
Artquest will fund a peer mentoring group at Camden Arts Centre for 6 sessions over a 6-8 month period and seek applications from individual artists to take the lead in coordinating these peer mentoring groups. Through the Peer Forum programme, Camden Arts Centre creates space for artists to instigate dialogue, develop ideas and research together, whilst providing institutional support. Camden Arts Centre welcomes applications from artists who have been working (outside of education) for 5 years or more. amden Arts Centre will provide a meeting space either in its Meeting Room or Drawing Studio depending on the days that the meetings will be held. The dates and times of meetings should operate within the gallery opening hours.

Call for Artists: The Ghost Tide
Deadline: 29 June 2018

Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR
Artist submissions sought for The Ghost Tide – a group exhibition at Thames-Side Studios London (20 Oct – 4 Nov 2018), curated by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes. The show evokes ghosts as a migratory tide washed up along the shore of the Thames, historical and cultural baggage in tow. The Ghost Tide invites artists to re-imagine the ghost as a cultural phenomenon, presenting works which explore ghosts from diverse organised and vernacular belief systems. The Ghost Tide’s location on the Thames, in a fast-changing area of the city, alludes to the presence of artists in this part of London, as a migratory tide of creative flotsam and jetsam which ebbs and flows as the city gentrifies and develops. We are interested in works of a material nature – sculpture, installation, wall based works etc, though we do have room for some audio visual pieces.

APT Gallery Call for Exhibition Proposals
Submission deadline: 30 June 2018

Art in Perpetuity Trust, 6 Creekside, London SE8 4SA
The Art in Perpetuity Trust is a registered charity that encourages participation in the visual arts through creative practice, exhibitions and education. A.P.T Gallery’s exhibition programme combines a curated programme along with selected exhibitions and A.P.T initiated projects. As a charity A.P.T is committed to keeping gallery charge costs to a minimum and to supporting new and diverse initiatives that reflect local, national and international practice.
We welcome proposals for solo and group shows suitable for the scale and remit of the gallery. All proposals must include details of an educational event that would take place during the exhibition. Exhibition proposals for the A.P.T Selected Exhibition Programme are submitted to A.P.T’s Gallery & Projects Committee for consideration at selection meetings throughout the year.
Please visit the website to download the application materials.

MAY 2018

Open call: Praxis – Forum
Closing date: Sunday 6 May 2018, midnight

The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ
Professional Development opportunity for visual artists
 who have been out of education for a minimum of 5 years to participate in a year-long programme of monthly peer mentoring forums. Applications are welcome from visual artists who are interested in collaboration and in pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice, with applications from disabled artists especially welcome. The monthly forums will be held at The Showroom, London, and disabled artists are invited to participate from their base/home via remote access. Participants will be expected to attend an introductory evening as well as all 12 forums, and to actively engage in the programme. The project is scheduled to begin in late May 2018, thereafter, the forum will meet on the second Monday of each month.

Syllabus IV Open Call
Application deadline: 7 May 2018, 12 midnight

Wysing Arts Centre Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2TX
Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus IV; a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme in its fourth year that will support ten artists across ten months. Starting in September 2018, the curriculum for Syllabus IV will be built around a series of six intensive gatherings, which the ten selected artists will collaboratively develop with curators and artists who work with the partner organisations, alongside two external Artistic Advisors. Syllabus IV participating artists will bring forward ideas to the programme and actively contribute to its design and delivery across the ten months.

School of the Damned Open Call
Deadline 27th May 2018 for September start
School of the Damned is looking for dedicated members to take over the 2019 incarnation of School of the Damned, continuing a rich history of expansive, inclusive and experimental Arts Education.
School of the Damned is a Masters of Fine Art course, unaccredited and free of location or fees, regardless of age or race or ability or gender, regardless of persuasion or location or opposition, School of the Damned wants education for all.

APRIL 2018

Artist Commission: The Studio 2019
Deadline: 3 April 2018, 5pm
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
The Studio is a new contemporary arts space at the Horniman, as well as a collaboration between the Horniman, artists and local community partners. The successful artist will join the Collective, the working group who programme the Studio. The chosen artist will be commissioned to create a new artwork as part of an exhibition opening to the public in October 2019. We are looking for an artist with great experience of working with people, and involving communities within their work. The artist will also have experience of exhibition-making in their portfolio of works but is not required to have had past experience of working with museums or museum collections. There will be a commission fee Circa £20,000 pending funding confirmation.

Barbican/Iniva Curatorial Traineeship
Closing date: 3 April 2018, midday

Iniva, 1 Rivington Pl, London EC2A 3BA
Barbican and Iniva are recruiting for our joint curatorial Traineeship programme. This is an opportunity to gain an insight into working for two arts organisations of different scale with separate programmes, where you will acquire practical skills to support your qualifications and inform future career choices. You will have the opportunity to spend one month on secondment with the Arts Council Collection towards the end of the Traineeship, learning about their collection and touring programme.

Open Call: Raven Row Spaces Available
Submission deadline: 13 April 2018
Raven Row 56 Artillery Lane London E1 7LS
Raven Row is offering rent-free spaces to groups or organisations. While Raven Row is taking a break from exhibitions, single rooms are available rent-free for 1 year periods. Raven Row is inviting applications from groups or organisations that wish to use the rooms, and are based broadly in the visual arts, although cross-disciplinary work will be considered positively. Applications are encouraged from groups or organisations working on collaborative and social projects, e.g. group or collective artistic, architectural or literary practice, grassroots activity/activism, work with communities, education, urbanism etc. Rooms will not be available for public exhibitions, events or open meetings.

Culture + Work at Point Zero: 2 Days of Militant Self-Education, Conviviality and Strategising
14-15 April 2018, 11am-6pm
Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA
Precarious Workers Brigade (PWB) invites you to a two-day assembly to take stock, self- educate, make new alliances, and plot what is to be done about the state of cultural labour at this critical moment. How can we discuss cultural democracy in increasingly post-democratic conditions and rising fascism? In the context of ‘post-work’ and increasing automation, how do we organise and imagine different forms of mutuality, commoning, cooperation and basic income beyond the wage? How can we reclaim the right to cultural activities as common spaces of joy and pleasure against the imposed austerity and accelerated gentrification? We are calling cultural workers, artists, cleaners, activists, educators, students, and all those who have a stake in these questions to join us. In these two days, we will hear from each other, we will share short provocations on core issues to prompt collective discussions, build common agendas and take action.

Open Call for Art Projects on Feminist Print Cultures, The Feminist Library
Closing date: 15 April 2018
Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7XW
The Feminist Library is an evolving archive of feminist literature, with a focus on Women’s Liberation Movement materials, based in Southwark. We have been supporting research, activist and community projects since 1975. As part of this year’s programming, the Feminist Library would like to invite all feminist creatives to submit ideas for art projects that reflect on feminist print-culture and the intersection of gender and discourses of resistance in feminist alternative and independent presses. As a volunteer-run space, the Feminist Library values participation and all submitted projects will be automatically selected to be shown in an exhibition at the Library in late Spring. Due to the voluntary nature of the organisation, this work cannot be budgeted for and all work submitted to the project would be on voluntary basis.

Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship 2018-19
Closing date: 15 April 2018
Cubitt 8 Angel Mews London N1 9HH
The Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship is an opportunity for research and curatorial experimentation in the field of visual arts, based on an 18-month residency. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for learning and for professional development; the Fellow crucially delivers an individual perspective through a curatorial programme that sits in-between the artist-led and the institutional. The Fellow is professionally invested in Cubitt as a member of staff, and draws from the resources of the organisation, including its archives, education projects, partnerships and community of artist members.

Women’s Art Library/Feminist Review Bursary 2018
Submission deadline: 16 April 2018
The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London, London SE14 6NW
The Women’s Art Library and Feminist Review are pleased to announce the 2018 Bursary offering £1200 for a 3 month research residency in the Women’s Art Library to explore the theme of “Thriving through everyday acts of resistance” drawing on the WAL collection. This call is open to all students, artists and curators for a residency anytime between May-September 2018. The call is themed to highlight strategies that enable and sustain women artists’ practice. The output will include presenting the research in Feminist Review notably the FR Blog liaising with the Feminist Review Editorial Board, presentation events at the Showroom and 198 Gallery, and the production of a free publication funded by WAL/FR up to £200.

Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) Artist Residency
Application deadline: 16 April 2018

VARC, Dovecote Office, Highgreen, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 1RP
Applications are now open for a nine-month artist residency with VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) at Highgreen in remote rural Northumberland. This is a unique and magical opportunity for a visual artist to develop their practice and make new works whilst immersed in a remote rural landscape and its community. The selected artist will receive free studio and living accommodation with broadband and utility bills paid, an artist fee of £7,200, support from VARC staff and an appropriate mentor who will be able to visit the artist twice during the residency if it’s felt the artist will benefit from this and an exhibition at the end of the residency that VARC staff will support and provide payment for presentation and refreshment costs and promote the event. Artist applying should have a history of exhibiting work and undertaking arts projects or residencies.

Playbour – Work, Pleasure, Survival
Submission deadline: 22 April 2018
Furtherfield McKenzie Pavilion Finsbury Park London, N4 2NQ
Playbour – Work, Pleasure, Survival is an art and research platform investigating the contours of work, play and well-being in an age of data technologies. The first event is a three-day lab from 25-27 May 2018 at Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park. The lab will be an ambitious, intensive and thought-provoking experience for discussion, understanding, and play, with a friendly attitude. It is open to individuals with an interest in the relationship between arts, technology, and design and intended to assist them in the development of an art and research project.

PORTAL Open Call for Exhibition, Project & Event Proposals
Deadline: Sunday 22 April 2018, 12:00 midnight
Wimbledon Space Merton Hall Road London SW19 3QA
Wimbledon College of Arts is pleased to announce an Open Call for exhibition, project and event proposals for Wimbledon Space 2018-19 programme. Wimbledon Space has recently relocated to the original 1930’s foyer of the College, an interactive, walk-through space, within the hub of a vibrant, working art college. We invite proposals for exhibitions, projects and events that embrace the non-white-cube space as a point of enquiry, exploring the theme of PORTAL.

Call for Applications Arcus Project Artist-in-Residence Program 2018
Application deadline: 27 April 2018 (23:59:59 UTC-12)
Arcus Studio, 2418 Itatoi, Moriya, Ibaraki 302-0101 Japan
The call for the Artist-in-Residence Program of Arcus Project 2018 Ibaraki is now open. We look forward to receiving applications from artists who have enthusiasm to realize their creative projects at Arcus Project. Please read the Program Outline and Application Guidelines before applying. Program period: August 24 – December 11, 2018. Applicants must be born on or after 1 January 1978 and not be enrolled in educational institution during the program period, unless on a Ph.D. program.

London Free School of Critical Feminisms
Application deadline: 28 April 2018
Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG
The London Free School of Critical Feminisms is a week-long course that will see 16 students come together in an intimate and supportive community of peers to explore questions of feminist theory outside the imperatives of institutionalised academia. It will be held from 16th to 20th July 2018 at SOAS, University of London. It is supported by the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies with a contribution to cover lunches, print posters and pay speakers who are in precarious employment. This year’s School will explore Critical Race and Postcolonial Theory; Pop Feminisms; Critical Perspectives on Gender, Drag and Speculative Fiction; Feminisms from the Global South; Feminist Legal Theory; Queer of Colour Critique; and Posthuman Feminisms. The organisers of this year’s Free School were participants in last year’s Free School. Likewise, the application panel for this year’s round will be made up of participants from last year’s round. In summer 2018, we want to hand over to a few of this year’s participants, in order to build a network for free feminist education.

Fellowship: URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1 Sep – 30 Nov 2018
Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018, 10am

Urra, La Pampa 2430, C1428EAR CABA, Argentina
Call for applications from artists based in the United Kingdom for a fully funded, three-month (11 weeks) residency at URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previous applicants who were not selected are encouraged to reapply. This residency is part of an exchange programme developed in partnership with Gasworks, London. The residency is located in the neighbourhood of Tigre in the Province of Buenos Aires, a quiet and unique environment near the river and its delta, within a new Cultural District nearby the city of Buenos Aires.

MARCH 2018

Lewisham Arthouse Studios Available
Deadline to apply: 1 March 2018, 6pm
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
Two studios will be available at Lewisham Arthousefrom 1 April 2018. Studio F14 is a 12 month sublet on the first floor and accessed by a staircase (170 sq ft at £92.10 per month). Studio G8 is a permanent space on the ground floor (150 sq ft at £82.20 per month). Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.

Apexart International Open Call 2018–19
Deadline: 1 March 2018
Apexart 291 Church St, New York, NY 10013
Apexart is accepting proposals for its International Open Call for exhibitions. Three winning proposals will be presented as part of Apexart’s 2018-19 exhibition season, and can take place anywhere in the world, except for New York City. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit proposals online. Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images may be included within the application—just describe the exhibition you want to create and why. Submissions cannot exceed 500 words and must be submitted in English, and submitters must have visited the proposed exhibition location previously. Proposals are judged only by their content and the organizer’s ability to communicate, rather than by familiar names or past accomplishments.

Build Your Own Art World
Fri, 16 March 2018, 10:30am – 4:30pm / £21.55
OSR Project Space Church Street West Coker Yeovil BA22 9BD
Artists and curators are invited to imagine other ways art can be made and shared. This event will bring artists, curators and cultural producers together in rural Somerset to consider: What does it mean to be artist-led? Is there an alternative to a global gallery system? How do you build your own art world? The programme includes an international panel of artists and organisers, representing a range of artist-run projects. Ad de Jong visits from Amsterdam to talk about the formation of iconic artist-run space W139 and Karl England will discuss Sluice, an London artist-run platform which currently comprises a biennial, expo, magazine and gallery. Plymouth collaborative duo Low Profile, Cardiff arts space Spit & Sawdust and Bristol-based writer and singer Phil Owen, will offer interventions and provocations. Designed for participants who are experienced in or curious about the artist-led as an alternative, the seminar offers opportunities to meet collaborators, break bread and explore collective strategies for building your own art world.

London Critical Theory Summer School 2018
Application deadline: 16 March 2018
Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
The School combines critical theoretical thought, at the most advanced level, with a sense of the political urgency of the times, an urgency that has so dramatically increased in the recent period with the advent of Brexit and Trump, the massive global inequality to which they both attest and will exacerbate, the increasingly licensed ethno-nationalism, racism and misogyny which they sanction, the forms of historical forgetting which they appear to demand. Applications can be made here. To apply for bursaries submit your applications before 16 March 2018.

DIY 15: 2018 – Call for Proposals
Application deadline: 22 March 2018, 12noon
DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists – professional development projects by artists for artists. Past DIY projects have taken many forms. In 2017, they ranged from GPS embroidery to eco-centric performance, from embodiment of the Islamic faith to radical body art, and from an exploration of the African diaspora to a human flea circus. We plan to support at least 25 DIYs with project awards of £1,500 each. Selected projects will take place between July and November 2018. This year we are also launching a new ‘top-up fund’ to help lead artists cover participant expenses. More information on this year’s DIY programme.

Gasworks International Fellowship: Kiosko, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Application Deadline: 26 March 2018
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This opportunity offers a 7-week fully funded residency at Kiosko, Santa Cruz, Bolivia from 16 Jul – 29 Aug 2018. Applicants are required to submit a research proposal (up to 300 words) illustrating how they might approach the residency and what they hope to achieve. The panel will be looking for well developed, context-specific proposals.

3O/3O Open Call
Application deadline: 30 March 2017, 23:59
12ø Collective, Stoke Newington, London
3O/3O is a month long project for artists where they are required to submit a new piece of work which is made within 24 hours, every day for the month of april – 3O works in 3O days. the purpose of this exercise is to encourage making and experimentation, testing what you think you know about your practice. with the restriction of one day you may find that the choices you make, the corners you cut and those ideas that you couldn’t quite realise, are just as telling as the work that you produce. be as lazy or ambitious, as devious or honest as you like, remember it is your choice and ultimately your representation of the concerns within your practice. the project is open to everyone and any medium is encouraged.

Open Call ROOM 6.3 / Dear London (November 2017-April 2018)
Deadline: 31 March 2018
hARTslane, 17 Harts Lane, London SE14 5UP
hARTslane ROOM 6.0 is a socially engaging art platform open to submissions. It focuses on a relevant contemporary issue every 6 months and provides a forum for exploration and cultural engagement on current affairs. Submissions are welcome from artists and curators alike. The specific topic can be addressed through collaborative and site specific projects, exhibitions, workshops, talks and screenings. The programme welcomes proposals from UK based as well as international art practitioners. Room 6.3 DEAR LONDON celebrates the empty, forgotten buildings in London and imagines a new use for them, a new relation between people and space, where humanity is at heart.

FEBRUARY 2018

Open call for studio residency
Submission deadline: 1 February 2018 (for 9 April to 12 July 2018)
Unit 1 Gallery, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is excited to announce its residency programme for the year. The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its 700 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space. The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. The application cost is £35.

One-Off Moving Image Festival 2018 Open call
Deadline: 1 February 2018
One-Off Moving Image Festival, Valencia, Spain
Noemata is exited to invite artists and film-makers to participate in this first edition of One-Off Festival! We’re looking for one second moving images on the theme of HOME IS… All movies will be screened during the festival February 19-25, 2018 in public, urban settings in Valencia, Spain and the net. A selection of films will be screening in at 60Seconds Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark and all movies will be included in the next Leap Second Festival. The awkwardness of a 1 second movie about home emphasizes the relation between technology and precarity. Pervasive technology allows for a self-precarization, a return to a nomadic or possibly dislocated way of life, a hunter-gatherer of jobs, money, material or general welfare. The 1 second format is almost like an empty message, like the snapchat ‘streak’ – a meaningless, random image just serving to keep the daily communication going. The home key on a keyboard brings you to the start of a document, the top of a page, the start of your own history as a human browser – home as your starting point. But where are you when you hit the end key – have you come home – home as an end point? Where are we at the end of history? With our knowledge and consciousness of an ultimate end to ourselves and the world, does it make home an even more cherished notion, in spite of its impossibility?

Intermedia Gallery: Call for Submissions 2018/19
Deadline: Mon 5 February 2018, 5pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD
CCA invites proposals for exhibitions at Intermedia for the period May 2018 – April 2019. Intermedia is an independent gallery space funded by Glasgow City Council and managed by the CCA. Exhibitions are selected by a panel that includes representatives of CCA, Glasgow Life and the city’s independent visual arts sector. Funding is awarded to exhibiting artists towards exhibition costs. In return, artists take full responsibility for organising, curating, installing, publicising, invigilating and de-installing their exhibition. CCA will provide additional marketing and admin support. If you are interested in exhibiting, please complete the application form and return it with your exhibition proposal. Applications from Glasgow-based practitioners and artists who will not be in full-time education at the time of exhibition will be prioritised.

Carnival of Invention: Art and Research for Social Action Call for Submissions
Deadline: 15 February 2018,5pm
University of Brighton, Falmer campus, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9PH
We invite submissions for the Carnival of Invention: Art and Research for Social Action, the inaugural conference of the Collaborative Poetics Network. This event is aimed at academics and doctoral students from the social sciences, arts, humanities, business and beyond; arts practitioners, including poets, visual artists, theatre practitioners and comedians; and members of community/third sector organisations. This event is an opportunity for us to share our ideas, resources, experiences, and ways of working, with regard to participatory and arts-based research/interventions. We are especially interested in projects and methods which strive for social change and social justice. Sessions can take the form of performances, workshops, presentations, discussions, debates, network events, panel discussions, or other knowledge/skill exchange activities.

Fee-waiver Award Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
Deadline: Friday, 23 February 2018 at 5pm
Kupfer, Arch 213, Ponsford Street, London E9 6JU
We’re pleased to invite applications for a fee-waiver award for the upcoming course Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice. The award is open to anyone over the age of 18. The fee-waiver is awarded to the applicant who will benefit most from participating in the course, regardless of previous experience, background or education. The course runs from 19 April to 14 June 2018, on Thursday evenings for 9 weeks, including off-site visits on Saturday, 12 May 2018. To apply, please download the application form and return it by 5pm on Friday, 23 February 2018. For more information about the course please visit our website.

Nicholas Fox Weber Curatorial Residencies
Application deadline: 23 February 2018, 5pm
The Glucksman, University College Cork, Ireland
A programme of curatorial residencies from 2018–2022 in Cork, offering two paid opportunities annually for curators based outside of Ireland to undertake research within the artistic and academic context of the Glucksman and to enable wider engagement with the artistic and cultural networks in the Cork region. The objectives of the residency programme are to provide time and space for curators to develop exhibition, project or writing outcomes that draw on the regional and interdisciplinary context of the Glucksman, stimulate knowledge exchange and curatorial discourse within the academic framework of University College Cork, support curatorial research that engages with artists and cultural practitioners in the Cork region. Each residency will provide accommodation and curatorial studio for two weeks in Cork, a stipend of 1500 euro and a further 1000 euro to support travel costs to and from Cork.

APT Studios Available
Application deadline: Wednesday 28 February 2018, 5pm
Viewing: Saturday 24 February 2018, 12-2pm
Art in Perpetuity Trust Harold Wharf 6 Creekside Deptford London SE8 4SA
APT have four studios available for one year from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019. Viewing is on Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 from 12 to 2pm and you are invited to visit to look at the four studio spaces and you will have the opportunity to talk to some APT artists about having a studio here. Please visit the website for more information and to download the application form. Note that APT is a charity and artists who join APT become members of the charity.

JANUARY 2018

Open Call Museum of Oxford Digital Artist Residency
Application deadline: Sunday 7 Jan 2018, Midnight
Museum of Oxford St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX
The digital residency provides an online space on DAR’s site for artists to develop works, ideas and practices. The resulting work will culminate in an exhibition at the Museum of Oxford during the Urban Oxford exhibition. The Urban Oxford residency will take place online from 3rd Feb – 28th April 2018 coinciding with the physical exhibition at the Museum of Oxford. We are looking for artists to propose new works which use digital processes and techniques to create work around the theme of Urban Oxford. We are interested in projects that deal with research interactions between digital, online spaces and/or their physical locations. The residencies are open to artists working in any discipline and/or medium, and from anywhere in the UK. DAR and Museum of Oxford are particularly interested in proposals from artists working with digital practices that can be realised in a physical exhibition at Museum of Oxford. We are interested in artists who can make use of DAR’s 24/7 access and multimedia facilities such as live streaming.

Communal Knowledge Open Call – Residency with The Showroom and Imperial Health Charity, St Mary’s Hospital Paediatric Services
Deadline: Sunday, 7 January 2018, Midnight
The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ
The Showroom and Imperial Health Charity are inviting artists to submit proposals for a new collaborative project. An opportunity for artists who wish to develop their practice through working in the healthcare environment and collaborating with young patients. The Residency will work with St Mary’s Hospital Paediatric Services near Paddington and will take place over a period of six months from February 2018. The unit treats young people with a wide range of conditions and is also home to Chelsea Community Hospital School a ‘community special school’, providing education for children and young people while they are in hospital. The successful applicant will take a critically engaged approach to collaborative practice to produce an alternative body of knowledge gained through communal activity and experience. Much of the emphasis is on finding ways to re-think or ‘unlearn’ established norms, values, codes, roles and relations, to create visibility and discourse.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Submissions open
Application deadline: 22 January 2018, 5pm
New Contemporaries 1st Floor Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA
Since 1949, New Contemporaries has organised an annual, open submission, touring exhibition for current and recent graduates. This high-profile platform has become nationally recognised as a barometer of work emerging from UK art schools. For its 2018’s open call, New Contemporaries will accept submissions from a number of non-degree awarding programmes. Its decision to open up access to opportunities to artists developing their practice outside of formal education reflects the organisation’s values of independence and democracy. New Contemporaries recognises that tuition fees, student loans and the cost of living make it a challenging environment for artists from a broad range of backgrounds to enter Higher Education. It also understands that artists enter alternative models of education often through necessity due to financial and personal commitments, as well as through an increasing interest in the specific offer alternative programmes of study can bring.

Cézanne and the Fetishism of Commodities Masterclass with T.J. Clark
30 & 31 January 2018, 18.00-20.00
Birkbeck, University of London. Room B01, Clore Management Centre, London WC1E 7JL
Free event open to all for one or both sessions: Book your place
Speaker: Professor T. J. Clark, Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (Oct 2016 – Sept 2019) and Professor Emeritus of Modern Art at University of California, Berkeley.
Still life was central to Cézanne’s artistic project, and his 20th-century admirers often claimed he had turned the genre into a new kind of history painting. Cézanne’s recasting of still life is fully aware of the genre’s bourgeois origins but his world of objects, and the access to it he provides the viewer, are in the end decisively different from those of his forebears. The ‘objecthood’ of his familiar utensils, bits of drapery, apples and oranges, has an uncanny feel. These classes try to characterize the new ‘atmosphere’ and ontology of the object-world on show, with the aid of the famous discussion of commodity fetishism in Marx’s Capital.

DECEMBER 2017

Open Call: Deep Trash Romance
Deadline: Friday 1 December 2017
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for a new episode of ‘Deep Trash’, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London. This call looks at the dimensions of romance and intimacy, desire and love, their political potential and their subversive power. Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers, artists and academics responding to the call either in written form (theory and cross-genre) or through performative lectures, which will be presented during the symposium ‘Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art’. This will be hosted by the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University on Thursday 8 February 2018, with a keynote talk by Dr. Dominic Johnson.

Jerwood Artist Bursaries
Deadline: 4 December 2017, 5pm
Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN
Visual artists within 10 years of graduating or establishing their practice are invited to apply for 12 bursaries of £1,000 for the development of their practice. This could be for the costs of making new work or exploring a new collaboration, mentoring, professional or skills based training, travel or a combination of these. The project aims to encourage experimentation and to provide an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs. Through these bursaries we would like to support activity which it may be hard to find specific funding for elsewhere, a specific piece of work or idea which may or may not have a tangible outcome. Each selected artist will receive mentoring from the Jerwood Visual Arts team and be part of a peer-network, attending facilitated sessions as a group.

Open Call for Residencies in 2018 Wysing Arts Centre
Application deadline: Monday 11 December 2017, midnight
Wysing Arts Centre Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX
Throughout 2018 we will offer our site and resources to artists working across a range of practices who wish to develop new work within an atmosphere of collaboration. We are particularly keen to work with artists who have not yet been able to access opportunities at Wysing, and those whose work, or networks, empower and support diverse communities of interest. We are interested in hearing from artists who are already working within self-organised groups who would like to use this opportunity to strengthen the group, those who want to come together for the first time to collaborate on new ideas. We are keen to hear from artists who can bring a range of cultural, social, racial and gender perspectives to the programme.

We Need To Talk
Thursday 14 December 2017, 7.30 -10pm
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
We Need To Talk is a series of peer to peer crits organised by graduate resident Kate Fahey at Lewisham Art House. Through the presentation of works in various stages of production and development, We Need to Talk aims to facilitate constructive feedback and a forum for the discussion of critical issues relating to art, design, culture and politics. The crit runs without any introduction to the work, followed by an opportunity for the artist to speak about their practice and ideas. This facilitates the opportunity to engage with how the work is read primarily, aiming to create a diverse, open and constructive discursive environment. The first of these sessions will run on Thursday the 14th of December from 7.30 – 10pm. The artists presenting are Chris Alton, Saelia Apraicio, Hadas Auerbach, Philipp Dorl, Kate Fahey and Yonatan Zofy. All are welcome to attend. Festive drinks and snacks provided.

Open call Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund
Application deadline: 15 December 2017
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 381 Lafayette Street New York NY 10003
A new opportunity for researchers and scholars interested in visiting the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives in New York City. The Fund will provide partial support for travel expenses related to the visit. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives is the most comprehensive body of information on the artist’s life and career. The Archives Research Travel Fund supports continued scholarly and investigative use of these materials by funding individuals that demonstrate a compelling need to use the archives and addressing financial barriers that may prohibit onsite access to the Archives. The application is open to all individuals, encouraging research opportunities that move beyond traditional art historical discourse. We invite scholars, academics, artists, and other researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to use the archival materials onsite at the Foundation to apply.

Berwick Artists’ Moving Image Residency 2018
Application deadline: Monday 18 December 2017, 5pm
Berwick Visual Arts Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ
Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival annual artist’s residency is an opportunity for a moving-image artist to create a new work in Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. The residency is for a six-month period beginning in April 2018 with a bursary of £7500 and private accommodation and studio space in Berwick-upon-Tweed. The outcome of the residency will be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 20th and 23rd September 2018. Open to artists currently resident in the UK and Europe, or international artists who already have permission to work in the UK. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to their artistic practice through a strong track record of creating new work through projects, exhibitions and commissions.

NOVEMBER 2017

Open call for studio residency
Submission deadline: 1 November 2017 (for 1 Jan to 5 April 2018)
Unit 1 Gallery, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is excited to announce its residency programme for the year. The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its 700 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space. The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. The application cost is £35.

Open Call: Artist-in-Residence 2018
Deadline: Friday, 3 November 2017, midnight
Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts & Kunsthuis SYB, Netherlands
An opportunity for artists with an interest or curiosity in philosophy to attend a lecture series and develop their research to develop new work at Kunsthuis SYB . Visual artists working in any discipline or media are invited to write a proposal in response to a topic discussed one of two lecture series. The Search For Meaning, led by Christopher Hamilton, discusses the human condition in light of philosophical and literary sources. The Ethics of Migration, by Sarah Fine, offers an overview of key debates about the ethics of migration in contemporary political philosophy. For more information download the info pack.

Call for Entries – A5 Portfolio #8 (November)
Deadline: 5 November 2017
A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the November edition of the zine. Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions. Entries can be emailed to us at november@afive.co.uk

Open Call: Whitechapel Artist Residency Opportunity Jan–May 2018
Deadline: 26 November 2017
Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
The Whitechapel Gallery invites artists living and working in London, who have graduated in the last three years to apply for a residency with the Gallery’s Youth Forum: Duchamp & Sons. An opportunity for an artist with a socially-engaged practice to collaborate with young people around the theme Transition and Turnings. Over four months, the artist will work alongside the group in realising a project leading to an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery (Galleries 5 & 6) in May 2018. Applicants should have a socially-engaged practice and experience of working collaboratively.

Call For Papers: Visual Pedagogies London 2018
Deadline: 30 November 2017
UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL
Can we teach what we see? Can we see what we teach? How is the world changed, reaffirmed, or progressed through the visual? How does it slip back? What impact can thoughtful uses of images in teaching, scholarship, artistic, and political practice have on the future, as well as on the telling of history? How can we as scholars, practitioners, educators, and concerned citizens of the world see ourselves as teachers of and through the visual, whatever our context? The International Association for Visual Culture welcomes papers and creative proposals that address the issues of visual pedagogies for the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Visual Culture, 13 – 15 September 2018.

Call for Proposals Research Network 2018: Duties of Self-Care
Deadline for proposals: Thursday 30 November 2017, 5pm
Stuart Hall Library Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA
In a society dominated by capital, we are used to measuring our health in relation to our productivity. What strategies can artists and activists use to oppose this? The next Research Network will revolve around how artists attend to self-care in an economic climate of austerity and instability. It will address tactics for reclaiming control and responsibility as a way of rejecting institutional exploitation, when financial, mental and physical precarity is the accepted state of being for artists. How do artist and activist collectivities provide structures for support and self-care and protection against burnout? What is the artistic obligation to social responsibility, engagement and ethically conscious practice? Who or what does the artist have a duty to? Does it benefit the artist? Is it ethical for precarious artists to fulfil societal roles that should be paid for by the state or other institutions? The Stuart Hall Library is now looking for artists, curators, activists, students and researchers to respond to ideas around art, activism and self-care for research network events to take place February – December 2018, as part of Iniva’s artistic programme. The Research Network acts as a testing ground for new ideas within a peer group. It is a meeting place for the discussion of practice-based or more conventional forms of research that may include: visual arts, film and media, curatorial practice, cultural studies, social sciences, cultural activism, postcolonial studies, literary studies, including criticism and theory. Proposals are encouraged from artists, curators and practitioners working in the fields listed above.

OCTOBER 2017

Open Call: Whitstable Biennale 2018
Deadline for submissions: Monday 2 October 2017, 10am
Whitstable Biennale, Horsebridge Road, Whitstable
Whitstable Biennale is a festival of contemporary visual art. We commission ambitious and experimental work, focusing on film and performance. We invite proposals for a new work to be part of the programme of our next festival in June 2018. Our curators will select one work and the artist will receive a budget of £1500, inclusive of fees and materials. We will provide equipment and installation support (within reason!). Works include one-off performances and screenings, installations and exhibitions. Proposals can be for fully developed projects that haven’t been shown before and early in development. We don’t have many traditional venues, so ideas need to be adaptable or specifically planned with knowledge of Whitstable.

Call For Entries: Solidary – Now More Then Ever
Deadline: Sunday, 15 October 2017
ACC Galerie Weimar e.V. Burgplatz 1+2 Weimar 99423 Germany
24th International Studio Program of the ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar: “Solidary – now more then ever”. Artists from around the world are invited to apply to live and work in Weimar for four-month periods starting in February, June and October of 2018. A monthly stipend of 1000€ will be paid. Three artists will be chosen by a jury of art specialists meeting in November 2017.

Create Church Street – arts and culture funding
Application deadline: 16 October 2017
The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ
Call out to artists to apply to the Create Church Street fund for socially engaged projects in Church Street. The Showroom is working with Westminster City Council to invite applications from artists for the Create Church Street fund designed to support and encourage arts and culture in the Church Street Ward area. The fund seeks to award grants from £200 to £10,000 to artists, organisations or individuals to deliver creative activities for local people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in from March 2016 to the end of July 2018. More information about the fund and conditions for applying can be found here. If you are interested in applying, please contact Louise Shelley at The Showroom on 020 7724 4300 or louise@theshowroom.org.

Submissions Open: Shape Open 2018
Submissions deadline: Monday 16 October 2017, 12 noon
Art Pavilion Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London E3 4QY
Currently in its sixth year, the Open is Shape’s annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme. The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate.
This year’s theme is “Collective Influence”, questioning how the “collective” has the power to evoke change in contrast to individual influence, viral influence, or positive and negative influences, this exhibition is an examination of the role art plays in influencing social change. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or audio form. Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges, including Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE. Shape Open will be held at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London from Thursday 22 March until Thursday 5 April 2018.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Lewisham Arthouse studios available from 1 October 2017
Deadline: Thursday 7 September 2017, 6pm
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
2 studios available one is a sublet for 12 months and the other is a permanent studio offering a great opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. Both studios are available from beginning October 2017. Studio F15 – 173 sq ft / £73 pcm, permanent studio available from 1 October: Studio F15 is a partitioned studio with excellent natural light from the glass ceiling and is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs. Studio G4 – 135 sq ft / £73.00 pcm, sublet for 12 months – available from 2 October 2017: Studio G4 is a partitioned space on the ground floor with excellent natural light from the large glass windows. Please note that the sublet will not be part of the Arthouse membership. Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.

South London Gallery Post-Graduate Artist Residency 2017/2018
Application deadline: 11th September 2017, 12 noon

South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH
This year the South London Gallery Post-Graduate Residency is an open submission six month residency opportunity available to artists completing an MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or an equivalent programme of study (including alternative, peer organised and non-accredited programmes) from an institution, collective or art school in the UK between October 2016 and October 2017. The residency is also being generously supported by Black Dog Publishing, allowing the recipient the opportunity to produce a publication. The residency enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for a recent graduate to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.

Open call – Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency 2018
Application deadline: Monday 25 September 2017, 5pm
Stuart Hall Library, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Stuart Hall Foundation and Iniva announce the second Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency commencing in February 2018. The residency is a funded opportunity for an artist to be in residence at Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period from February to April 2018. The selected artist will receive a total sum of £4,500 and given support to pursue their research in the library. Building on the distinct connections between both organisations, the residency offers a visual artist the opportunity to develop their practice by excavating the ideas contained within the library, taking the writings of Professor Stuart Hall as a starting point. We are particularly interested in working with an artist whose practice is informed by perspectives on politics, identity and activism; who is interested in the language of the international and ideas around diaspora; and whose methodology may relate to notions of archiving and the archival.

Time and Space Residencies at Metal
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Southend / Liverpool / Peterborough
Metal’s Time and Space Residencies are open opportunities for established artist with at least 5 years in practice, working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of its staff and its local, national and international networks. With two application deadlines each year the selection process is favourable to artists looking to develop their practices or with a specific idea or project to develop. Metal has 10 Time and Space residencies to offer each year. 3 in Southend / 4 in Liverpool / 3 in Peterborough. Artists who are selected for a Time and Space residency are expected to be self motivated, self organizing and self contained and to meet all their own expenses other than working space (and accommodation if in Southend). These residencies do not offer a fee or any per diems. Whether you have a fully formed idea or just need time and space to develop your work Time and Space residencies are hugely valuable experiences to help create new work and expand practices.

AUGUST 2017

Standpoint Futures Development Residencies for Artists
Application deadline: Monday 7 August
Standpoint, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD
Standpoint Futures is a residency programme for UK visual artists based outside the capital, providing high calibre, tailored opportunities for discussion and interaction with the London art world. Award includes 6 weeks residency at Chisenhale Studios, free studio and accommodation, all advisor and mentoring meetings, plus expenses contribution of £100 per week. First residency: 6 Nov – 15 Dec 2017. Second residency: 8 Jan – 16 Feb 2018. Application fee: £16.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
7 — 11 August 2017, Monday to Friday 10am—4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

Gossamer Fog Residency & Exhibition Open Call
Deadline: 15 August 2017, 5pm
Gossamer Fog 186a Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PR
Gossamer Fog is offering the opportunity for one artist to take up a 1 month studio residency in one of the gallery’s two spaces. There will then be an end-of-residency solo exhibition, showcasing completed works developed over the residency period which will fill both main rooms of the gallery, the show will run for a further month.

Open Call ‘DEEP TRASH in The Underworld’
Deadline: Wednesday 16 August 2017
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
CUNTemporary is accepting proposals for a new episode of ‘Deep Trash’, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London. Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers and academics responding to the call either written or in performative lectures for the symposium ‘Performing the Occult: Magick, Rituals and the Monstrous in Live Art’, hosted at Queen Mary University on 19 October 2017. This call looks at the dimensions of the occult and the supernatural, witchcraft and magics, pagan rites and shamanism, voodoo practices and transcendence… We welcome proposals that engage with discourses of queerness, feminism, postcolonialism and blackness, and related artistic frameworks.

Constellations Artist Open Call
Deadline: 14th August 2017
Flat Time House 210 Bellenden Road London SE15 4BW
An opportunity for artists to join a new workshop programme at FTHo created in collaboration with UP Projects. Taking the form of a working group, Constellations will give six artists the opportunity to come together to study socio-political contexts as the site for their artistic practice. Running from October 2017 – May 2018, the group will explore different methods and approaches to artistic research and community-orientated practice, through a series of day-long monthly workshops hosted at Flat Time House. Each session will be led by an invited guest, the first four guests include; Ain Bailey, Jasleen Kaur, Rory Pilgrim and Rehana Zaman. This opportunity is open to artists based in the UK and all six artists will receive a £500 fee for taking part on the programme.

Artquest PEER FORUM at Camden Arts Centre
Application deadline: 28 August 2017, 10am
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG
Peer Forum, Artquest’s annual Peer Mentoring programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. Artquest and its partners are seeking applications from individual artists to take the lead in coordinating these peer mentoring groups. Selected artists/groups will receive an award of £1,800 to run 6 peer mentoring sessions over a 6 month period with a regular group of 10-12 other artists and a space provided by one of Artquest’s project partners. Artists awarded this opportunity will be expected to coordinate all aspects of the peer mentoring sessions.

JULY 2017

Bursaries for artists to explore wetlands and mosquitoes
Application deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 5pm
University of Greenwich, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS
We are looking for artists whose work can contribute to our knowledge and appreciation of wetlands and mosquitoes – seeking to influence our awareness, understanding, attitudes, emotions, values or behaviour towards them, and the ecological and social interactions that have brought them into being. An opportunity for artists to work alongside local communities and a team of environmental researchers to show how art can influence how we value nature and ecosystem services. The focus will be on the Somerset Levels, Humber Levels and Thames Estuary. The bursaries cover the artist(s) fees, accommodation and travel, and all costs associated with the production and display of the artworks.

Feminist Internet Futures Studio
Wednesday 12, 19, 26 July 2017, 18.30 – 20.00
LVMH, Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4
Feminist Internet Futures comprises a Studio workshop at the beginning of September and a series of four seminars that critically examine the intersections of feminism and the internet/digital technologies. This project is part of UAL Futures, a project on the rate at which technology is transforming the creative industries and artistic labour. Free to attend, but please register
To get involved in the project please visit www.femininstinternet.com

Call For Artists Femfest
Submission deadline: 23 July 2017, 5pm
Off Quay, Capstan House, 1 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BA
Sweet ‘Art are seeking artists identifying as any gender whose works are of any media for Femfest, 5-9 September 2017. We welcome submissions from BAME artists and women of colour. Work must explore the theme of women, ‘femininity’ and ‘feminine’ identity. This can be an exploration of the female form, gender identity, feminist issues, social and political issues and constructs or personal accounts and perspectives. Works can celebrate, critique, challenge, ridicule and reflect notions of ‘femininity’ in our society and internationally. Sweet ‘Art also want to hear for those who identify as women and work in performance art. There is no fee to submit your work and those whose work is accepted will be asked to pay an exhibition fee of £55.

Art Licks Weekend Open Call
Application deadline: Monday 24 July 2017, 10am
The Art Licks Weekend collaborates with artist-led spaces and independent projects across London to celebrate the contribution early career artists and curators make to the Capital. The festival community is a positive one that focuses on peer-to-peer networks and knowledge exchange, whilst encouraging forward-thinking practices to challenge the status quo. To mark its fifth anniversary, the Art Licks Weekend: Finding Solutions will take place from 28 September – 1 October 2017. Download the Guidelines and Application Form from the festival website.

Watershed Artist in Residence
Application deadline: 24 July 2017, 10am
Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
An invitation to research and make work at the intersection of art and technology. It is open to all artists of any discipline, who have been practising for two or more years. There is one residency available, which comes with a structured programme, work space at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. The residency will take place in autumn/winter. The residency offers a bursary of £3500, up to £1000 production budget and up to £1000 for travel and accommodation.

Artquest Horniman Residency 2017
Application deadline: Monday 24 July 2017, 10am
Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
This is an opportunity for a London based artist, working in any medium, with at least 5 years’ experience working outside of education, to develop their practice responding to the collections and work of the Horniman Museum and Gardens. The 2017 residency is focused on the museum’s music collection. The museum is particularly interested in developing relationships with artists who want to engage with people as well as collections. Applicants should consider how their work might engage visitors with the museum’s music collection and encourage participation with these displays. This is not a studio residency, applicants are expected to have their own workspace to complete any work.

Open call for studio residency
Submission deadline: 31 July 2017 for Session I – 1 Sept to 7 Dec 2017
Unit 1 Gallery, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is excited to announce its residency programme for the year. The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its 700 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space. The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. The application cost is £35.

JUNE 2017

The Elephant Trust Grant
Application deadline: 12 June 2017
Elephant Trust 512 Bankside Lofts 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Grants have usually been limited to £2,000 but some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

Call for Applicants: Stanley Picker Fellowships Design & Fine Art 2017
Deadline for Applications: Monday 19 June 2017, Midday (GMT)
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Knights Park Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2QJ
The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2017. Each Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture and the wider University departments, to support a practice-based, innovative research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.

MAY 2017

Call for Papers: Against the Slow Cancellation of the Future
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW
CCS Conference 15 – 16 June 2017
It seems at once obvious and naïve that we look to the future when considering the transformation of society as a project in which we ourselves take part. Our frame of reference is Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s “slow cancellation of the future”, which we in the same breath proclaim our opposition to. Mark Fisher reminds us that its meaning “is not only that sense of termination, but [also] the gradual nature of it”; the future not having been unashamedly ripped from our grasp, but rather stolen away silently, piece by piece. We welcome papers within but not limited to areas such as: decolonial/postcolonial/indigenous studies and practices, migration and sovereignty, ecofeminisms, (mental) health and capitalism, critique and the future of cultural studies, biopolitics and beyond, and the crisis of neoliberalism.

Open Call: Institute of Fictional Exhibitions Art Foundation
Deadline: 21 May 2017
Institute of Fictional Exhibitions Art Foundation Worldwide
Do you want a bustling artist CV without actually doing any exhibitions? If so we can help. Founded in 2016 the IFEAF works as a platform for artists to produce fictional exhibitions. At the Institute of Fictional Exhibitions Art Foundation we have a dedicated team of internationally acclaimed curators and writers ready to curate fictional exhibitions in order to improve your artist portfolio. The IFEAF gives artists the tools to make there CVs and portfolios prolific, without the effort of being in an exhibition. Our offices are currently based in London where our IFEAF team offer a free service unavailable anywhere else on the net. Any artist from any part of the world is welcome to apply, and no-one will be turned away. Applications are easy. Simply download our simple 10 min step by step application, fill it out and send it back to our team at IFEAF. For more information on our services and how they work please see our website: www.ifeaf.org

Lewisham Arthouse 2 studio sublets available
Application deadline: 26 May 2017, 6pm
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
Two studio sublets with good light have become available: one for a 6 month sublet and the second for 12 months. Both studios have disabled access and are partitioned spaces on the ground floor. Please note that studio sublets will not be part of the Lewisham Arthouse membership. If you are interested in taking up either of these studios please go to our website for more information and details of how to apply. Contact: studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Open call: Salon des Refusés 2017 Summer Exhibition
Deadline: Saturday 27 May 2017
Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery, 318 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DE
Salon des Refusés is an annual Exhibition of Artworks Rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Organised in London by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery. In previous years we had Salon des Refusés exhibition in Shoreditch and King’s Cross, at Hoxton Gallery, Dog Eared Film Studios and SPACE. For all enquiries please email: salondesrefuses.ra@gmail.com.

APRIL 2017

Open call: Underneath the Floorboards
Submission deadline: 1 April 2017
Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street London E8 1HE
Submissions now open for ‘Underneath the Floorboards’ showing at the Hackney Attic on May the 3rd. Underneath the Floorboards is a visual arts night held in London buzzing artistic area of Hackney where everything that is non-linear and not of a traditional narrative will be considered. We show the best of experimental film, video art and experimental documentary. If you didn’t study in the most prestigious art schools, we don’t care, we just want to see work that is of an artistic nature and that creates an interesting language of its own. Films must be short films no more than 40 minutes max, and must be experimental films in nature or theme.

2018 artists-in-residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Application deadline: 1 April 2017
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 724 S. 1wth Street Omaha, NE 68102
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications for artist-in-residence programs occurring January 10 to April 6, 2018 and May 16 to August 10, 2018. National and international artists of all backgrounds and areas of practice are encouraged to apply. Applicants should not be enrolled in an academic program during the residency period. This independently-driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth and experimentation to confront new challenges. This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in our first-floor galleries. Residents receive a 750 USD monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted 500 USD travel stipend is also provided.

Antiuniversity Now Festival
Registration deadline: 2 April 2017
Antiuniversity Now is a collaborative experiment to revisit and reimagine the 1968 Antiuniversity of London in an ongoing programme of free and inclusive self-organised radical learning events. Antiuniversity now challenges academic and class hierarchy through an open invitation to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere. Submissions for the 2017 Antiuniversity Festival will be open 19 February – 2 April. Go to the registration page to submit your event. Visit the archive section for past events and the news section for future events.

Open call: The Drawing Year MA 2017-18
Deadline: 3 April 2017, midnight
Royal Drawing School, Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
The Drawing Year is a full scholarship MA-level course offering thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one academic year. There are no tuition fees – students are awarded a full scholarship and receive a free studio space. Every course offered at the School is taught at postgraduate level by distinguished artists and teachers from leading institutions with a minimum of 21 hours tutor contact time each week. Applicants will usually have completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art or a related subject, but relevant experience or qualifications will be taken into account.

The Elephant Trust Grant
Application deadline: 10 April 2017
Elephant Trust 512 Bankside Lofts 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Grants have usually been limited to £2,000 but some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award 2017/18: Call for applications
Application deadline: Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10am
Chisenhale Art Place 64-84 Chisenhale Rd London E3 5QZ
The 2017/18 Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award offers a free studio to one artist for one year from 1st June. The award is open to applications from Fine Art MA/MFA graduates who completed their courses in either 2015 or 2016. The award commemorates the work and life of Pete Lloyd Lewis, artist and founding member of Chisenhale Art Place. Pete’s practice was playful, experimental and open to diverse influences and media, from text, glitter and celebrity photojournalism, to sculptural installation, video and print. He was preoccupied with the boundaries between the artificial and the real, often amplifying the synthetic qualities of materials and forms by contextualising them in relation to nature. He used collaboration and curating as methods of investigating the expanded possibilities of image-making in dialogue with different communities. The successful application should demonstrate how aspects of the applicant’s own practice could make connections with, or respond to, the themes and ideas that shaped Pete’s work.

Call for Papers: Re/presenting the Body: Between Art and Science
Deadline: 16 April 2017
AAH Summer Symposium 6-7 July 2017 University of Glasgow,
The representation of the human body has been a central concern for artists and scientists across cultures. It has been, and continues to be, a source of interest, inspiration, investigation and experimentation. This Summer Symposium aims to contribute to this fascinating area of academic interest by adding its own art historical exploration to the conversation. How have varying cultural, religious and political theories, material practices and technological developments changed the way in which we imagine and represent the body? What are the continuities and discontinuities between contemporary art practices, discourses and technologies and the visual cultures of the body of the pre-modern and modern period? Re/presenting the Body welcomes contributions from all periods that address the theme of Re/Presenting the Body between Art and Science.

Studio Open Call for London-based Artist
Application deadline: 17 April 2017, midnight
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks is looking for a London-based artist to take up tenancy in one of our studio spaces and join the community of artists. Tenancy start date: 1 May 2017 for up to 5 years. One studio at 17m2 at £268.80 per calendar month (including service charge and VAT). The studio is located on the second floor with natural light provided by a window and a skylight. The room measures approx. 3.5m x 4.8m and is approx. 5.7m (at highest point). Applications are open to visual artists based in London. For full description and application process please download the PDF at the bottom of the page.

Fellowship: HANGAR, Portugal
Deadline: Tuesday 18 April 2017, midnight
HANGAR, R. Damasceno Monteiro 12, 1170-108 Lisboa, Portugal
Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This programme is funded by Arts Council England.
HANGAR is an Artistic Research Centre, located in the area of Graça, in Lisbon. It includes spaces for artistic residences, artists’ studios, art education, exhibitions and public programme.
With an aim to connect geographies, cultures and identities, HANGAR seeks to organise and produce cross-disciplinary visual art projects and public presentations, making Lisbon the focus of such activities.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
20 April – 22 June 2017, Thursdays 6pm to 8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

Syllabus III programme open for applications from artists
Deadline: 23 April 2017
Spike Island 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus III; a peer-led alternative learning programme in its third year that will support ten artists across ten months. Starting in September 2017, Syllabus III will provide selected participants with a series of intensive sessions led by each of the partners. Syllabus III aims to reach artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches and bring together individuals from across the UK. The cost to each artist will be £500 for the ten-month programme. Additional costs to participants will include travel and some accommodation which is estimated at an additional £500 per person.

Open call: Graduate Studio Award 08
Deadline: Friday 28 April 2017
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
We are inviting recent London-based fine or applied arts graduates to apply. The award offers a free 200 sq ft studio for 8 months (commencing May/June 2017), culminating with a project/exhibition in our Project Space. The successful applicant is encouraged to participate in our lively artistic community. Applicants should be London based MA or BA level, applying within two years of graduation. Please do not apply if you are currently studying or graduating in June/September 2017. Lewisham Art House is an artist cooperative of over 20 years. It provides access to artist studios, workshops, exhibitions and learning.

The Other MA (TOMA) alternative art education model open call
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Metal at Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB
Essex’s first alternative art MA, TOMA, launched last September with ten artists on the course. After a successful first six months, the new alternative post-graduate education programme TOMA (The Other MA) has launched an open call in a bid to find its second cohort of artists. Based at Metal Art School in Chalkwell Park, the experimental course is the first of its kind to run in Essex and is a year-long programme that is shaped and directed by the TOMA artists. The programme is open now for applications from artists who already have at least five years strong practice and are interested in accessing alternative ways of learning.

MARCH 2017

empty pr(oe)mises: call for submissions
Submission deadline: March 1, 2017
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)
How does one inhabit emptiness? There is a tension and struggle between the will of the space in preserving its void and the will of the forces that wish to occupy it. Artists are invited to visualize and localize the struggle between the promise of a future idea and the process of realization in the empty premise—the temporary exhibition space of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). Artworks “in fieri” will be selected for an online exhibition with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC). The art projects will also be considered for future physical exhibitions at EMST.

Language Games – Call for Proposals
Application deadline: Monday 6 March 2017, 17.00
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Language Games is inviting proposals from artists, designers, philosophers, AI experts, programmers of AL systems, linguists and scientists for a symposium at Chelsea College of Arts on Friday 5 May 2017. The symposium will look at the association between language and human consciousness, and how developments in technology might affect this relationship. At present, artificial language systems mimic forms of human speech, but cannot replicate the cognitive processes which lie behind language. As technology develops and artificial language systems become ever more autonomous, how will this affect us? What is language, when it is no longer made by humans, but by a machine? Proposals should have a connection to the subject area, they can be for traditional presentations, performative contributions or variations on the lecture form.

Open Call for DEEP TRASH: ROYAL TRASH
Deadline: Saturday 18 March 2017
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London
Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 29 April 2017 at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers and academics responding to the call either in written form (theory and cross-genre) or through a performative lecture. This call mainly looks at the relations & tensions between subcultures & high society, state & monarchy, class & sexual expressions, empires and colonialism. We welcome proposals at the intersections of queer, feminist, postcolonial discourses or artistic frameworks. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

London Critical Theory Summer School 2017
Application Deadline: 24 March 2017
Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
The seventh Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities London Critical Theory Summer School will take place at Birkbeck from 26 June – 7 July 2017. The Summer School provides a unique opportunity for graduate students and academics to follow a two-week course of study with internationally renowned critical thinkers. The school is comprised of at least six modules taught over the two weeks by the participating academics.

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science
Submission deadline: 31 March 2017, 23:00 (UTC/GMT+0)
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS
We are inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications. We are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause and sexology. We would also like to encourage contributions on the ways in which hormones have been used to boost both athletic and sexual performance. Artists will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses.

Open call: Summer School in Curatorial Practice, Venice Biennale
Application deadline: 31 March 2017
School for Curatorial Studies Venice San Marco 30124 Venice Italy
The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place 8 Jun – 30 Sep 2017 during the 57th Venice Biennale. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator. English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to exhibition management.

FEBRUARY 2017

Call for 2018 Rijksakademie Residency
Application deadline: 1 February 2017

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Sarphatistraat 470 1018 GW Amsterdam
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is an international residency program. During their two years’ residency, emerging professional artists are stimulated to reflect critically on their work and break new ground. They are offered artistic, theoretical and technical support within a well-equipped working environment. Resident artists work in an individual studio surrounded by approximately 45 peers from all over the world. Ongoing dialogues take place with a group of prominent artists, theoreticians and professionals from other disciplines, who are connected to the Rijksakademie as advisors. There is a theory workshop offering a specialized art library and collections. Selected artists usually have finished a BA/MA education and have a few years of independent professional practice before starting a residency at the Rijksakademie.

The Conch: A Forum for Critical Discussion
8 February 2017, 7-9pm
South London Gallery 65-67 Peckham Rd London SE5 8UH
The Conch is an open forum for emerging artists and writers that invites critical feedback and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of an academic institution. This iteration is organised in collaboration with The Northern Winter Workshops, a project that brings together art practitioners and cultural workers based in South Africa, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, around questions of decolonisation, art and social justice. The Conch is conceived by Naomi Pearce and this session is programmed with Cedric Fauq. www.sss-nww.org

Two-year Summer Academy Paul Klee
Deadline: 18 February 2017
Berne University of the Arts (HKB) & the Zentrum Paul Klee
The new Summer Academy Paul Klee, under newly appointed artistic director Tirdad Zolghadr, is a fully funded program offering artists a departure from business as usual, without becoming an exhausting interruption in its own right. It caters to practitioners working at a postgraduate level, whether or not they have an official certificate saying so. Professional experience and intellectual appetite are the main requirements. Over two summer sessions—August 2017 and August 2018—eight fellows are granted access to the university’s outstanding infrastructure and technical support, and will proceed to collectively author a public event scheduled for April 2019. Although based on the idea of an academy, the aim is to transcend the blueprint of seminars and tutorials, and to focus on group research and cross-professional coalition building.

Affect and Social Media #3: Call for presentations and artworks
Deadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
University of East London, Docklands Campus
Call for 15min presentations and artworks that interpret and explore the affective, feely and emotional encounters with social media grasped through the following themes: Experience, Engagement, Entanglement. Affect and Social Media #3 will take place on Thu 25 May 2017, 9:00-20:00. Including the Sensorium Art Show (the sequel). Presentations and artworks can widely interpret each theme, but preference will be given to proposals that respond in two ways. The academic part of this call is open to scholars, researchers and postgrad students of affect studies and related areas of study interested in theorizing and working with emotion and feelings in a social media context.

Call for contributors: Geekender – Experimental Photo School
Deadline: 28 February 2017, 12pm
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
On the weekend of 5–7 May The Photographers’ Gallery digital programme will be transforming the Gallery into an Experimental Photo School and are looking for proposals for workshops and other new or alternative educational formats to engage different audiences and constituencies. The Photographers’ Gallery is interested in collaborating with artists, writers, photographers and imaging misfits to develop speculative workshops, happenings and alternative formats for photographic education geared to the 21st Century. What skills will image-makers need to intervene and subvert the global flow of images? Will the student of the future need to be versed in stock photography and its genres, self-branding and image analytics? How can we “unthink” photographic education?

Open call: apexart Franchise Exhibition Program 2017-18
Deadline: 28 February 2017
apexart 291 church street new york, ny 10013
The 10th annual apexart Franchise Exhibition Program is an opportunity to propose and produce an exhibition that takes place anywhere in the world except New York City. No prior curatorial experience is necessary and anyone can apply. Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions, cannot exceed 500 words, and must be written in English. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images will be accepted. Projects are judged by the strength of their ideas and the organizer’s ability to communicate them, not by connections or past accomplishments. The organizers of the four highest-ranked proposals receive an exhibition budget of up to 6,000 USD, a location rental budget of up to 2,000 USD, an honorarium of 2,000 USD for organizing the exhibition and writing an accompanying essay, and administrative support. apexart is not a funding organization; these exhibitions are part of apexart’s regular programming. Organizers are expected and challenged to work within the funding provided to produce a small, focused, and noteworthy exhibition.

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award
Application deadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017, midnight
Standpoint, 45 Coronet Street, London N1
The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is unique in its combination of offering both financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition at Standpoint Gallery to an exceptional emerging sculptor. We seek to reward outstanding and innovative practice in the field of sculpture and are particularly interested in work that demonstrates a commitment to process and materials. There is no age limit, applicants will be judged on the quality of their work and the ability of the award to make beneficial impact on their practice and future development. BA and MA students in current education are not eligible to apply.

JANUARY 2017

Stuart Hall Library Research Network Call for Proposals
Deadline for proposals: 3 January 2017

Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA
The Research Network is a space for researchers, artists, academics, curators, students and activists to meet and discuss aspects of their practice. We are looking for proposals for events to take place Feb-Jun 2017 around the theme of Virtualities. Research network events may include in-conversations, artist presentations, one-off reading groups, performance lectures, discussions, or panel events. Proposals are encouraged from practitioners working in the field of visual arts and visual culture as well as those whose practice touches on social sciences, cultural studies and arts activism. We are keen to encourage those engaged in research-based practices who are seeking a response to existing or current research or would like to share research outcomes. Payment – £50 per speaker

Spectacular Evidence – Call for Proposals
Deadline for proposals: Tuesday 10 January 2017, 17.00
Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial St, London E1 6AB
Spectacular Evidence: Theatres of the Observed Mind is inviting proposals from professionals, staff, researchers and research students for a symposium that draws upon histories of madness, its exhibition and how it has been staged as cultural performance. The day will include presentations, performances, screenings and talks from the fields of visual art, medicine and critical theory. The event will take place at ArtsAdmin on Friday 24 March 2017. Proposals are welcome from across disciplines and should have a connection to the subject area covered by the symposium. Proposals can be for traditional presentations, performative contributions or variations on the lecture form.

Underneath the Floorboards (shorts from the underground)
Deadline: 11 January 2017

Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street London E8 1HE
Underneath the Floorboards is an experimental film festival held in London buzzing artistic area of Hackney where everything that is non-linear and not of a traditional narrative sense will be considered. No bias, no prejudice if you didn’t study in the most prestigious art schools, we don’t care, we just want to see work that is of an artistic nature and that creates an interesting language of its own. We are creating a venue and regular festival for people to show video art and experimental films around the world. Films must be short films no more than 40 minutes max but we would prefer shorter films ideally. Must be experimental films in nature or in theme or video art.

Open call: Artist in residence programme: Artistic Strategies in Psychiatry
Application deadline: 15 January 2017, 11:59pm CET

Van Abbemuseum Bilderdijklaan 10 Eindhoven The Netherlands
The Van Abbemuseum and the GGzE (Mental Health Care Institute Eindhoven) invite national and international artists or artist groups working in the fields of socially engaged art, community art, participatory art, art & science, social design or other related fields to apply for the artist in residence programme Artistic Strategies in Psychiatry. During the two months residency (2 Oct – 2 Dec 2017) on site at the GGzE, the artists are asked to develop and realize site specific projects of high artistic quality and innovative approaches that have a concrete, positive and lasting impact.

Open Call: Holding Space – Associate Artists Programme
Deadline: 19 January 2017

The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ
Holding Space is a one-year programme of research and support for UK based artists who are critically engaged with colonialism, cultural equity or decolonial processes. Working with curatorial fellow Teresa Cisneros, the group will meet for a series of seminars in London and visit cultural organisations across the UK and Europe including documenta 14. The group will collaborate on research, production and programming for an exhibition at The Showroom in 2018. Running from Feb 2017 – Mar 2018, this opportunity will enable artists to research and develop practice, collaborate and connect with new networks, as well as be mentored and supported by artistic and academic professionals. All fees will be covered. Artists will be expected to make a commitment of up to 3 days per month.

Art and Theory Fellowship 2017–18 Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
Submission deadline: 27 January 2017 (postmark)
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Weiherburggasse 13 6020 Innsbruck Austria
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art theorists, critics, and curators to apply for a fellowship in 2017–18. Candidates can apply for one semester: October 2, 2017 through February 11, 2018 or February 12 through June 24, 2018. (The fellowship can be split across two semesters). Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is a post-graduate center for production, research, and exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. It facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. Büchsenhausen assigns a monetary award and provides a production budget, working spaces, free lodging, and artistic and technical advice.

Open call: socially engaged commission
Closing date: 27 January 2017, 5pm GMT

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Charlemont House Parnell Square North Dublin 1 Ireland
An opportunity for collaborative artists to research and deliver a major new commission for Spring 2018 or a socially engaged commission with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create Ireland. This commission sets out to encourage meaningful engagement with communities of place and interest as well as the distinct architectural, socio-political and cultural landscape of the North Inner City of Dublin. The commission is open to artists and collectives born or resident in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Hungary or Germany. The commission process will include a research period with the opportunity to develop a new work in collaboration with local and new communitie. Artists should have a track record and experience of working in the field of collaborative socially engaged practice.

Contemporary Photography Theory
30 Jan – 20 Mar 2017, Monday evenings 18.30–20.00
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
Contemporary Photography Theory is an 8-week evening course led by Jonathan P. Watts. Recent voices of dissent within higher education have argued that photography theory has not developed its scope of subject matter or its theoretical horizons to account for the many processes, often digital and networked, it finds itself ingrained within. As Sharon Harper writes, for photography courses ‘credibility rests significantly with theoretical engagement, most often characterised by “critical” approaches developed by Cultural Studies and Poststructuralism in the 1970s and 1980s’. These, along with seminal texts by Susan Sontag, John Berger, Roland Barthes, and Victor Burgin continue to form the basis of critical photography education today. Drawing from across disciplines – computing to media archaeology to neuropsychology and artists’ writings – this course will reorientate the student with ideas concerning the production, distribution and interpretation of photographic-based imagery today, ideas concerning machinic gazes, virality, software materiality, surveillance technologies and spam.

Open call for EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial 2018
Deadline: 31 January 2017, 12pm (GMT)

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City
Since its inception in 1977, EVA has expanded its Open Call as a tool for curatorial research, democratizing the biennial spectrum for art practices across media, generations and locations. The selection process of the For EVA 2018 is a call to respond to “the current state”. This could be a reflection on the current state of your work, the current state of government, the current state of art history, the current state of ideology, or a reflection on how the state of today reminds you of the state of yesterday. Rather than a monolithic thematic exhibition, EVA 2018 wishes to establish a cosmology of exhibitions; a kaleidoscopic ecology of intertwining group shows with essayistic, retinal and bodily narratives. The 38th edition of EVA International will be open Apr-Jul 2018, across various locations in Limerick City. Selected artists will receive artist fees and production budgets as appropriate.

Open Call for the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art “Imagined Homes”
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2017, 21:30
Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1 Thessaloniki Port, Thessaloniki 541 10, Greece
The sixth edition of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art will run from September 2017 to January 2018. Under the title “Imagined Homes” the curatorial team seeks to investigate how the idea of home changes today. Home as a place where someone feels safe and accepted is no longer a certainty, since thousands of people are obliged to leave their homeland for another, hopefully safer, place. The Biennale will attempt to trace the imagined construction and fluidity of home as a projection and future expectation, through incorporating past experience, trauma and loss. Displacement and hybridity, emerging domesticities, practices of inclusion and new community concepts articulated on alternative visualizations of gender, religious or family bonds are the main issues around which the exhibition narrative will be structured. This open call aims to encourage visual artists who work around these issues in any contemporary medium (painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, video, installation, performance, new media).

DECEMBER 2016

Cell Project Space Call For Interns
Application deadline: 7 December 2016

Cell Project Space 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA
Internships are 3 hours per week from 4 January 2017 for 3 months. This includes 4 full days (with paid lunch) over our two week installation periods. Both schedules balance the experience of interacting with artists and curators in exhibition-making, practical installation work, and logistical support for developing projects. A chance to gain insight into the workings of a public facing gallery including exhibition-making, events programming and educational workshops. To apply send a brief cover letter and outline your interest as well as a recent CV with past education and work experience to Tim Steer, Associate Curator tim@cellprojects.org

Belluard Festival Call 2017: Art in unexpected places
Submission deadline: 11 December 2016
Belluard Bollwerk Int. Esplanade de l’Ancienne Gare 3 1700 Fribourg Switzerland
Festival Belluard Bollwerk International and Migros Culture Percentage are looking for new or nascent artistic projects happening in unexpected places. The selected projects will be realized at specific or unspecific in- or outdoor spaces in the city, in the countryside or in the nature, within the framework of the Belluard Festival 2017 (22nd June to 1st July 2017) in Fribourg, Switzerland. Applications shall be accepted from interdisciplinary artists and practitioners from other fields – citizens of Fribourg or the rest of the world, individuals or groups – submitting performative or installative projects or interventions within the formal frame. Please visit the website for more details.

Open call for Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2017
Submission deadline: 22 December 2016
Kunsthal Charlottenborg Kgs Nytorv 1 1050 Copenhagen Denmark
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Europe, and has been held annually in Copenhagen since 1857. Over the years it has included early works by such renowned international figures as Alvar Aalto, Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Superflex and many others. Submissions can be made by artists of any nationality and country of residence, aged over 18 years. Submitted artworks may fall into a wide range of genres associated with art, architecture and design—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, film, performance, design, craft, animation, sound and new media.

NOVEMBER 2016

Warwick Stafford Research Fellowship
Application deadline: Monday 14 November 2016, 5pm
Northumbria University, Sutherland Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 8ST
We invite early-mid career practitioners in fine art to apply to the fellowship which offers a £20,000 bursary. The Fellowship offers a structured opportunity to advance the artist’s practice and research and engage with a stimulating community of professional artists, students, fine art researchers and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partners. The artist will participate in and contribute to the research environment at BALTIC 39 whilst developing a body of new work that advances their practice-led research, culminating in a solo exhibition with publication.

Underneath the Floorboards (shorts from the underground)
Earlybird deadline: 24 Nov 2016 / Late deadline: 11 Jan 2017

Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street London E8 1HE
Underneath the Floorboards is an experimental film festival held in London buzzing artistic area of Hackney where everything that is non-linear and not of a traditional narrative sense will be considered. No bias, no prejudice if you didn’t study in the most prestigious art schools, we don’t care, we just want to see work that is of an artistic nature and that creates an interesting language of its own. We are creating a venue and regular festival for people to show video art and experimental films around the world. Films must be short films no more than 40 minutes max but we would prefer shorter films ideally. Must be experimental films in nature or in theme or video art.

Artist Open Call at Gazelli Art House
Application deadline: Monday, 5 December 2016, 09:00
Gazelli Art House 39 Dover Street London W1S 4NN
Window Project is an open call for MA/post-graduate fine art and curatorial students. Curators and artists working in all mediums are encouraged to submit proposals to present their work in the window space of the Dover Street gallery, which will run alongside the gallery’s existing programme for about 4-6 weeks. The applicant will have full artistic ownership of the window alcove space, upstairs window spaces, or both. Artist/Curator partnership applications also welcome. Exhibition dates: 19th December 2016 – 14th January 2017. For information on how to apply please visit the website.

OCTOBER 2016

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
6 October – 8 December 2016, Thursdays 6pm to 8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

No Cameras Required! 16mm photograms and cameraless film making
Saturday 8 October 2016, 10:30am – 5pm
no.w.here, first floor 316 – 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG
A workshop to discover the potentiality of cameraless film-making, starting from the principal of the photogram, a technique made famous by Man Ray. We will work on 16mm b/w print stock, to create a collective film using found objects, torches and the magic of the darkroom. All b/w film stock and chemistry provided – please wear old clothes! no.w.here members £70, non-members £110,
Residents of Tower Hamlets £70 (please provide proof of address by email on booking)

International Studio Program ACC Galerie Weimar & City of Weimar
Application deadline: Sunday, 16 October 2016 (Midnight, UTC+2h)
ACC Galerie Weimar e.V. Burgplatz 1+2 Weimar 99423 Germany
The ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar are happy to announce the theme for the 23rd International Studio Program: “A Romance with Revolution”. Artists from around the world are invited to apply to live and work in Weimar for four-month periods starting in February, June and October of 2017. Three artists will be chosen by a jury of art specialists meeting in November 2016. Call for Entries: A Romance with Revolution. In case you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail our program’s manager Ann-Kathrin Rudorf at +49 171 6848347 or studioprogram@acc-weimar.de

Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship 2017-18
Application deadline: Sunday 23 October 2016
Cubitt 8 Angel Mews Islington, London N1 9HH
The Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship is a unique opportunity for research and curatorial experimentation in the field of visual arts, based on an 18-month residency. Since its inception in 2000, it has pioneered an individual model and developed into a major platform for curatorial development. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for learning and for professional development; the Fellow crucially delivers an individual perspective through a curatorial programme that sits in-between the artist-led and the institutional. To apply please visit the website. Dates: January 2017 – June 2018 inclusive. Salary: £25,000 pro-rata for 3.5 days/week with 3 days (Wed-Fri) minimum on site.

Call For Entries Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival
Application deadline: 30 October 2016 at midnight
Hawick, Scottish Borders 2-5 March 2017
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. The 2016 festival screened 124 films from 26 countries, with 44 UK or World premieres and over fifty filmmakers in attendance. We accept submissions of artists’ and experimental film from around the world: short films, features, installation proposals, curated programmes, live cinema and film-performance proposals. Works made in 2015 or 2016 will stand a greater chance of success. Submissions must be made through the online form or via Filmfreeway. There is a £5 entry fee or $9 if using FilmFreeway.

Call for Projects for 2017 – MNAC Bucharest
Application deadline: 30 October 2016, 24:00 CET
MNAC, Palace of the Parliament wing E4, Izvor St. 2-4, Bucharest 050563
The National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest opens its call for projects for 2017 with a new format. MNAC invites international curators, cultural managers, art workers and all kinds of experts in visual culture to apply. For more details please visit the website.

Open School East: 2017 call for associate artists
Application deadline: Monday 31 October 2016, 5pm
Open School East The Rose Lipman Building 43 De Beauvoir Rd, London London N1 5SQ
We are seeking applications from emerging artists to join Open School East (OSE), an independent, self-directed and outward-facing study programme. After three years in East London, OSE is relocating to the South East of England, in the vibrant coastal town of Margate, 90 mins by train from London. We will be based on the ground floor of Resort Studios, a dynamic organisation and collective established in Margate in 2013.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Call for Participants: Performance Studio
The Nines, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN
The Performance Studio are looking for two volunteers to participate in a 4 day performance workshop in Peckham from 11-14th September 2016 culminating with a public performance on the evening of the 14th September 2016. The performance will explore Michel Foucault’s concept of ‘Heterotopia’ which describes places and spaces of otherness. Participants need not have previous performance experience. Food and refreshments will be provided and travel costs reimbursed. The Performance Studio is a production and rehearsal space, set up to provide opportunities for invited artists to experiment with performance over an extended period of time. This small-scale, process-led project presents an open-ended environment for the exploration of ideas with performance centre stage as an artistic discipline.

Open Call: How Do We Save Time?
Application deadline: 15 September 2016
‘How Do We Save Time?’ invites a group of 12 internationally-based artists and makers to gather in Timelab from November 18 – 27 to explore and reflect on current and changing perceptions of time. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals which detail a motivation, working method, or area of interest, but need not present a specific project or expected outcome. Submissions should take the form of a response to the content and questions posed on this site, and can be presented as a two-minute video or 500-word text accompanied by up to 5 images.

6 Month Participation Residency for London-based artist
Application deadline: 19 September 2016
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks is seeking to appoint an artist whose practice is concerned with the advancement of participation within a contemporary art environment; who is committed to engaging with the local community around the Vauxhall area; and will deliver a diverse range of regular participatory educational activities in a creative and enjoyable way. The artist will be expected to programme a series of events, workshops, or other interactive activities aimed at local residents/community groups. The programme should incorporate the artist’s own practice as a means of developing a cohesive project with an overall output at the end of the residency.

Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency
Application deadline: Monday 26 September 2016
Stuart Hall Library, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Iniva and the Stuart Hall Foundation are pleased to announce a new collaborative artist’s residency opportunity commencing in January 2017. The Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency is a funded opportunity for an artist to be in residence at Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period, allow a visual artist the space to think about some of the key themes related to the work of Iniva and the Foundation including: the language of the international, diaspora, culture, politics and identity, archives and archiving. The selected artist will receive a total sum of £4,500, and be given support to pursue their research in the library as well as produce a creative outcome.

Antarctic Biennale Open Call
Application deadline: August 22–October 3, 2016
The Antarctic Biennale is pleased to announce an international open call for an artistic project to be realized in Antarctica, as part of the 1st Antarctic Biennale. Artists under the age of 35, working in any medium (including installation or performance), are invited to apply. Projects may be manifested on land, ice, or water, or else onboard the biennale’s expedition vessel. Proposals should take into consideration the following aspects—logistics, mobility, proportionality to space, ecological compatibility, artistic expressiveness, and conceptual acuity. In accordance with the principles of the biennale, no materials will be left behind. All proposals must respond to the biennale’s motto: “Mobilis in Mobile.” 15 finalists will receive invitations to participate in a group exhibition at the Antarctic Pavilion (Venice, summer 2017). We also invite video submissions to be considered for inclusion as part of the Antarctic Biennale Cinema screening program onboard the biennale expedition vessel (curated by Nadim Samman). Selected works may be included in subsequent exhibition projects.

Elephant Trust Grants
Application Deadline: 3 October 2016 (and 18 January 2017)
The Elephant Trust 512 Bankside Lofts 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work and grants have usually been limited to £2,000 and some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions. It is essential to follow the instructions below when applying for a grant. Only postal applications are accepted.

Van Eyck Residency Call for Applications: work period 2017
Application deadline: 3 October 2016
Van Eyck Academie Academieplein 1 6211 KM Maastricht Nederland
The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, landscape architects, curators, writers and critics to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 6 to 12 months. The Van Eyck offers: your own studio; studio visits by guest advisors; well-equipped labs (printing & publishing, photography/new media, wood, metal and a library); collaborative projects, a public programme of events and talks; a café-restaurant, an inspiring multidisciplinary, international working environment. Registration fee is €65.

International Studio Program ACC Galerie Weimar & City of Weimar
Application deadline: Sunday, 16 October 2016 (Midnight, UTC+2h)
ACC Galerie Weimar e.V. Burgplatz 1+2 Weimar 99423 Germany
The ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar are happy to announce the theme for the 23rd International Studio Program: “A Romance with Revolution”. Artists from around the world are invited to apply to live and work in Weimar for four-month periods starting in February, June and October of 2017. Three artists will be chosen by a jury of art specialists meeting in November 2016. Call for Entries: A Romance with Revolution. In case you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail our program’s manager Ann-Kathrin Rudorf at +49 171 6848347 or studioprogram@acc-weimar.de

Curating Contemporary Art – In Practice
26 – 29 September 2016, Monday – Thursday 10am to 4pm for 4 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Learn how to approach artists, discuss their practice within a studio visit situation, disseminate key information surrounding the artist’s work into various media, propose ideas for staging an exhibition and ultimately build an exhibition proposal of a professional standard.

JULY 2016

Call for Proposals: Privilege and the Displaced, Artist Residency
Application deadline: 14 July 2016
Live Art Development Agency, White Building, Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN
Open call for proposals from artists to undertake a two-week research-based residency in LADA’s Study Room exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to the experiences of the displaced. The residency will consider the ways that Live Art has both responded to, or could respond to, such experiences. It will look at the ways that Live Art has offered a context where the dispossessed, disenfranchised and disembodied can become visible and vocal; a space to represent, and embody, lived experiences of displacement; and a strategy to give agency to the disempowered and silenced.

Call for Proposals: Privilege and Class, Artist Residency
Application deadline: 14 July 2016
Live Art Development Agency, White Building, Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN
Open call for proposals from artists to undertake a Residency programme with LADA in London and with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in Canterbury, Kent. This residency will look at the ways that Live Art can contribute to the development of new methodologies to engage artists, participants and audiences that have been excluded from the experience of art, and explore the possibilities of “best practices” that are sensitive to the nuances of power and relational in their understanding of arts practices.

Fully funded AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship
Application deadline: 4 July 2016
London South Bank University 103 Borough Rd London SE1 0AA
Performativity and Preservation in the Archive of Online Born-Digital Art.
The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University invites applications for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with Rhizome, commencing in October 2016 for a period of up to three years (Full Time). The research seeks to understand and potentially resolve problems closely associated with curating and archiving born-digital artworks, which are not single objects but assemblages that change and sometimes mutate over time, or lack clearly definable boundaries. The studentship offers the opportunity to develop a practice-based doctoral research focused on Rhizome’s Artbase, which will establish new understandings of the relationship between the technical and cultural coding of software, and methods through which new works can be accessioned and made usable by an online audience.

Bauhaus Residence at Meisterhaus Ensemble in Dessau
Application deadline: 5 September 2016
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau Gropiusallee 38 06846 Dessau-Roßlau
In the 1920’s the Meisterhaus Ensemble in Dessau became the epitome of an artist community. This is where Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and their families lived next door to each other. Since February 2016 the foundation Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau is enabling young international artists to once again live and work in the Muche/ Schlemmer duplex house. The programme is catering to international artists with an overall interest in all those areas that are historically being represented by Bauhaus and that have developed from it until today: Painting, product design, textile design, music, performing arts, architecture, photography.

The Horniman Residency
Application deadline: 10am Monday 1st August 2016
Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd, London SE23 3PQ
A new research residency from Artquest in partnership with the Horniman Museum and Gardens. This is an opportunity for a London based artist, working in any medium, with at least 5 years’ experience working outside of education, to develop their practice responding to the collections and work of the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Applicants should consider in particular how their work might engage visitors with the museum’s displayed collection and encourage participation with these displays. This is not a studio residency and applicants are expected to have their own studio / workspace to complete any work.

Curating Contemporary Art
4 – 8 July 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
This five-day course will begin with an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices and visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to museums. The course will provide you with practical information on curatorial practice, supporting you as you build your practical skills with an exhibition proposal.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
8 – 12 August 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

JUNE 2016

Visions in the Nunnery 2016: Call for moving image & performance
Application deadline: Monday, June 13, 2016 – 23:59
Bow Arts 183 Bow Road London E3 2SJ
We are now inviting artists from all over the world to submit moving image and performance works for Visions 2016, which will run from October to December 2016 at the Nunnery Gallery. We are looking for cutting edge work that has been made in the last two years. There is no theme. Selection will be based on innovative uses of your chosen medium. No more than three entries per artist.

Artist in Residence 2016-17 William Morris Gallery
Deadline for submissions: 6pm on Thursday 30 June 2016
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road Walthamstow, London E17 4PP
The William Morris Gallery is inviting applications for a three month residency to take place in the autumn of 2016 (timing negotiable). The opportunity is aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, providing space and time to become immersed in the Gallery’s world-class collection, explore new approaches, develop your practice and share your ideas with the local community.

Open Submissions of Essays, Articles, Illustrations & Visual Art
Rolling deadline
Culture on the Offensive, 35 Brookhouse Avenue, Leicester LE2 0JE
We are looking for work that is innovative and challenging. Thinking outside the box. Not thinking like everybody else. We publish articles, essays and experimental writing that offers interesting and insightful comments on the impact of the culture we live in. Send us some examples of your work. We are interested in illustration, visual art, comic strips, video art, photography, and what we wear to express who we are. We do not have any criteria for inclusion, except that it be in someway insightful and thought provoking.

Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art
4 – 8 July 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days

Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
This five-day course will begin with an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices and visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to museums. The course will provide you with practical information on curatorial practice, supporting you as you build your practical skills with an exhibition proposal.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
8 – 12 August 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

MAY 2016

Eyebeam 2016 Research Residency – POWER
Application deadline: Sunday 15 May 2016
Eyebeam 34 35th Street, 5th Floor Unit 26 Brooklyn, NY, 11232
For nearly twenty years, Eyebeam has been a place to think about how technology can shift the structure of power. This year, Eyebeam will offer five residencies to foster the research, analysis, and production of Power and its distribution. The Research Residency is for those who want the time and space to completely reinvent their practice. They pursue creative research into the annual focus, and help Eyebeam redefine the meaning of technology. They receive 24/7 studio access, world-class mentorship and generous financial support.

Van Abbemuseum research programme: Deviant Practice
Application deadline: Friday 20 May 2016
Van Abbemuseum Bilderdijklaan 10 Eindhoven The Netherlands
The Van Abbemuseum is seeking proposals from artists, curators and writers as part of the museum’s new research programme: Deviant Practice, which will launch in summer 2016. Researchers will be awarded a grant of up to 10,000 EUR for a mutually agreed period of work in and with the museum. The focus of this first call for proposals is on two research tools: Archives and Constituencies.

Curatorial Open Call Lewisham Art House
Application deadline: Friday 27 May 2016
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD

We are inviting proposals from an artist/curator interested in working with us beyond traditional forms of exhibition making. This might include visual art, music, talks, screenings, educational events or other kinds of creative output. The project will coincide with Deptford X art festival and the chosen curator will present their program within the wider context of the festival.

Create Your Own Artist’s Book
12 May – 16 June 2016, Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9pm for 6 weeks
Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
Taking inspiration from materials in the Bishopsgate Institute’s historic archive and library, learn how to design and make your own unique book(s). Over this practical six‑week course you will learn to use and explore collage with images and texts, paper engineering techniques, simple bookbinding methods, paper cutting and folding, mixed media, and other practical approaches to create your own bespoke ‘artist’s’ books.

Exhibition Design and Delivery
Saturday, 28 May 2016, 10am to 4pm for 1 day
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
A one-day course on the practical and logistical aspects of exhibition-making. The course starts with the initial concept and research, moving to agreements and layout and finally, to the hanging of work. As well as developing your knowledge of innovative exhibition design, it’s a chance to exchange ideas with the rest of the group. Students are welcome to bring along ideas in relation to future exhibitions that they wish to organise.

Curating Contemporary Art
4 – 8 July 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
This five-day course will begin with an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices and visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to museums. The course will provide you with practical information on curatorial practice, supporting you as you build your practical skills with an exhibition proposal.

APRIL 2016

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership: Funded PhD studentship
Application deadline: Monday 16th May 2016
Birkbeck, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX

Now open for applications, a fully-funded PhD studentship at Birkbeck, University of London (School of Arts) and Tate Modern, London is now open for applications. Titled ‘A critical examination of the ‘Public Programme’ within contemporary art institutions’, the project will address the work of three organisations, Open School East, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and Tate, who are currently critically using and reflecting on forms of public programming.

Call for Artists: Forum Arts Sculpture Symposium 2016
Application deadline: Sunday 24th April 2016
After successfully curating the First West London Art Prize, and organising the First National Sculpture Symposium in England in 2014, Forum Arts are opening a call to UK based and international artists to participate in an outdoor Sculpture Symposium for 11 days during 12th – 24th July 2016. The Symposium is a residency opportunity for artists to make an entirely new sculpture, to work alongside other artists and to discuss their work. The focus of the symposium is to make work inspired by and in response to the 130 acres and 180 years of the Himalayan Gardens at Riverhill House.

Programmes Volunteer opportunity at Gasworks
Application deadline: Monday 11 April 2016, 10am
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH

Gasworks is looking for a volunteer to work alongside the Curator and Programmes Coordinator on all aspects of Gasworks’ Exhibitions and International Residency Programmes. The volunteer will gain an insight into the organisational and administrative skills necessary to run a leading artistic programme. This role is for regular days weekly (1 – 2 days) for three months, starting on the week commencing Monday 18 April 2016. Travel expenses within London and lunch will be reimbursed.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
21 APR – 23 JUN 2016 Thursdays 6-8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Over the last two decades, the study of art history in art education has been complemented and often superseded by the study of critical theory, while art theorists and critics bring political, social and cultural theories to bear on the interpretation of art.This course bridges this transition and maps the field, enabling students to locate their own research interests. For more details and to book please visit the UAL website.

MARCH 2016

Open Call: Antiuniversity Now 9-12 June 2016
Registration deadline: 10 April 2016

Antiuniversity Now is a collaborative experiment to revisit and reimagine the Antiuniversity of 1968 in a programme of events inspired by the spirit, people and activities of the Antiuniversity of East London. The Antiuniversity Now programme challenges academic and class hierarchy through an open invitation to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere. Visit the website for information, advice and the online registration form.

Residency at Triangle Arts Association New York Jul– Aug 2016
Application deadline: Monday 14 March 2016 at 10am
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at Triangle Arts Association, New York for 2 months. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply download the brief. Triangle’s core initiatives – Residencies, Workshops and Public Programs – are centred on dialogue, experimentation and the creation of community around art. Triangle offers free, spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of projects with emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. Our studios are located at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York. Triangle’s founding concept and current programs de-emphasise professionalisation and specific outcomes, instead allowing artists generous space, context and community within which to focus on their research, ideas and process.

FEBRUARY 2016

Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Studio Award
Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
Lewisham Art House is an artist cooperative based in a Grade II listed building and provides access to artist studios, workshops, exhibitions and learning. We strive to build upon our organisation’s proud history of supporting artists, their audiences and wider communities, fostering diversity and an ongoing commitment to capacity building. We are inviting recent London-based fine or applied arts graduates to apply for the Graduate Studio Award Scheme. The award offers a free 200 sq ft studio for 8 months (commencing 22nd May 2016), culminating with a project/exhibition in our Project Space. The successful applicant is encouraged to participate in our lively artistic community.

JANUARY 2016

Ceramics Studio Co-op
Ceramics Studio Co-op, 17. Block C Juno Way New Cross SE14 5RW London
Ceramics Studio Co-op opened in 2014 in South London to provide ceramics studio spaces and open-access to professional and amateur ceramics artists and designers. They run firing service facility, weekly evening and weekend ceramics and pottery classes and they accept commissions. The studio is a worker’s cooperative, owned and run by the artists who work in it and have equal say in what it does.

Lewisham Arthouse Studios Available
Deadline for applications: 30 December 2015 6pm
Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD

Four Studios available from 1 Feb and 1 Mar 2016. 2 are sublets for 6 months and the other 2 are permanent spaces which will be an opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. Please note that the sublets will not be part of the Arthouse membership. If you are interested in taking up any of these studios please visit the website for more information and details of how to apply.

Make Your Own Artists Book
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road, London SW15 2DR
18 Jan to 29 Feb 2016, 2:30-5pm
An experimental artist book-making course by Sarah Sparkes at Putney School of Art and Design that runs on Monday afternoons. You will be given a brief to explore, learn and experiment with new techniques and explore the idea of artist book making. You will learn to use and to explore a wide range of techniques including collage, paper engineering, mixed media, drawing, printing, simple book binding techniques and other practical approaches to create bespoke artist books. A unique opportunity to explore figurative or abstract narratives and sequences in two and three dimensions, and to creatively expand on the idea of a book as art object. See examples of students work.

Critical Theory In Contemporary Art Practice
14 Jan – 17 Mar 2016, Thursdays 6-8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Over the last two decades, the study of art history in art education has been complemented and often superseded by the study of critical theory, while art theorists and critics bring political, social and cultural theories to bear on the interpretation of art.This course bridges this transition and maps the field, enabling students to locate their own research interests. For more details and to book please visit the website.